THE UNCONQUERED: IN SEARCH OF THE AMAZON'S LAST UNCONTACTED TRIBES
by Scott Wallace
(The Crown Publishing Group, October 2011)
In the deepest recesses of the Amazon, the last uncontacted tribes hold forth....shunning all contact with the outside world. This is the story of one man's vision...and a team of explorers... on a mission... to save the tribes and defend the rainforest. One writer is there to record it all.
FOOTAGE... SYDNEY POSSUELO, ORLANDO POSSUELO & SCOTT WALLACE
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY... SCOTT WALLACE
PHOTOGRAPH OF UNCONTACTED TRIBE... GLEILSON MIRANDA/ FUNAI-SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL
PRODUCED BY MAGEE MCILVAINE & SCOTT WALLACE
MAP IMAGE... JEROME COOKSON
EDITOR... MAGEE MCILVAINE
ANIMATION/DESIGN... MAGEE MCILVAINE
MUSIC... ELIOT LEIGH
EARLY PRAISE FOR THE UNCONQUERED:
"Riveting and brilliant...journalism at its very, very best." -- Sebastian Junger
"A search for a wild people in a last wilderness...exciting and authentic... a true adventure." -- Peter Matthiessen
"Superbly written...like one of the old explorer's classic memoirs." -- Jon Lee Anderson
THE UNCONQUERED tells the extraordinary tale of a journey into the deepest recesses of the Amazon to track one of the planet’s last uncontacted indigenous tribes. In this gripping first-person account of adventure and survival, the author follows a 34-man team into the Amazon’s uncharted depths, discovering the rainforest’s secrets while moving ever closer to a possible encounter with the mysterious flecheiros – or “People of the Arrow” – a seldom-glimpsed tribe of deft archers known to defend their lands with showers of deadly arrows before melting back into the forest shadows.
On assignment for National Geographic, author Scott Wallace joins the brooding and charismatic explorer Sydney Possuelo on a quixotic mission: penetrate the jungle redoubts of the Arrow People, gather crucial information about them, and return to civilization without contacting the tribe. As head of Brazil’s Department of Isolated Indians, Possuelo seeks to protect the Arrow People and their rainforest homeland from the ravages of the advancing frontier. But the information he needs to safeguard them can only be gleaned by entering a world of darkness and danger beneath the forest canopy, to seek out the untamed tribesmen while at the same time trying to avoid them.
Laced with lessons from anthropology and the sweep of history, and boasting a Conradian cast of unforgettable characters—all driven by a passion to preserve the wild, but also wracked by fear, suspicion, and the desperate need to make it home alive—THE UNCONQUERED reveals this critical battleground in the fight to save the planet as it has rarely been seen, wrapped in a page-turning tale of adventure.
The Crown Publishing Group, October 2011
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