An adventure in the Amazon is always at the top of my bucket list, even though I’ve could have crossed it off after my 2009 trip to Peru.
The Unconquered is subtitled “In Search of the Amazon’s Last Unconquered Tribes” and that pretty much sums it up.
Published in 2011, the book describes a trip by National Geographic contributor Scott Wallace on an excursion to locate (but NOT contact) some of the remaining “uncontacted” Amazonian tribes. The excursion was led by a Brazilian activist who seeks to protect such tribes from any contact with modern civilization, since such contact will inevitably ruin them. Here is a more comprehensive review of the book, from Macleans magazine.
Reading this book makes me want to do it all over!
- ALERT! Stop Peru’s Road to Rainforest Ecocide and Genocide of Uncontacted Indigenous Tribes (rainforestportal.org)
- Isolated tribes must be left alone: Peru (vancouversun.com)