Peru: Isolated Mashco-Piro Indians Appear On Busy River Bank

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    Peru: Isolated Mashco-Piro Indians Appear On Busy River Bank

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    I'd be interested in your perspective on this piece....
    ....approach or avoid?
     
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    To be honest I'm really not sure, if we approach them it would turn into a fight and several of them could be killed plus they could die from being exposed to various diseases and viruses, these people have never been in a hospital and don't have any vaccinations, I really don't know whats the best thing. If they are left completely alone than incidents like the ones mentioned in the article happen where people run into them and get killed, according to the article Peru doesn't even have 1 person who is able to communicate with them anymore.
     
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    What I was wondering, what is your opinion vis-a-vis interference with an ancient culture, do we offer modern medicine and accouterments, at the expense of their uniqueness?

    Robert Ruark wrote a book, "Something of Value," about the mau mau of Kenya, based on this same question.

    Do we value a society as some sort of artifact of human history?

    I don't know, either.
     
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    That's really a good question PC unfortunately I don't have any answers, I would like at the very least to open the lines of communication with them but Peru doesn't even have anyone that can speak the language anymore.
     

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