Close Encounters: The Dilemmas of Contact for Isolated Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon

Glenn H. Shepard Jr., Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém do Pará, Brazil The Peru-Brazil border region harbors perhaps the world’s largest remaining refuge for isolated indigenous peoples, sometimes referred to as “uncontacted tribes.” Over the past few years, an increasing intensity of sightings, encounters and conflicts as well as sensational international media coverage has raised