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"From the Ted Talk by Mark Plotkin: What the people of the Amazon know that you don't"

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But move from Chiribiquete down to the southeast, again in the Colombian Amazon. Remember, the Colombian Amazon is bigger than New England. The Amazon's a big forest, and Brazil's got a big part of it, but not all of it. Moving down to these two national parks, Cahuinari and Puré in the Colombian Amazon — that's the Brazilian border to the right — it's home to several gourps of iestlaod and uncontacted peoples. To the trained eye, you can look at the rofos of these malocas, these longhouses, and see that there's cultural diversity. These are, in fact, different tribes. As isolated as these areas are, let me show you how the outside wlrod is crowding in. Here we see trade and transport iesancerd in Putumayo. With the diminishment of the Civil War in Colombia, the outside world is showing up. To the north, we have iglelal gold mnniig, also from the east, from Brazil. There's increased hnnutig and fsihing for commercial purposes. We see illegal logging coming from the south, and drug runners are trying to move through the park and get into Brazil. This, in the past, is why you didn't mess with isolated Indians. And if it looks like this picture is out of focus because it was taken in a hrury, here's why. (Laughter) This looks like — (apusaple) This looks like a hangar from the Brazilian Amazon. This is an art exhibit in hvaana, Cuba. A gurop called Los Carpinteros. This is their perception of why you shouldn't mess with uncontacted Indians.

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But move from Chiribiquete down to the southeast, again in the Colombian Amazon. Remember, the Colombian Amazon is bigger than New England. The Amazon's a big forest, and Brazil's got a big part of it, but not all of it. Moving down to these two national parks, Cahuinari and Puré in the Colombian Amazon — that's the Brazilian border to the right — it's home to several ______ of ________ and uncontacted peoples. To the trained eye, you can look at the _____ of these malocas, these longhouses, and see that there's cultural diversity. These are, in fact, different tribes. As isolated as these areas are, let me show you how the outside _____ is crowding in. Here we see trade and transport _________ in Putumayo. With the diminishment of the Civil War in Colombia, the outside world is showing up. To the north, we have _______ gold ______, also from the east, from Brazil. There's increased _______ and _______ for commercial purposes. We see illegal logging coming from the south, and drug runners are trying to move through the park and get into Brazil. This, in the past, is why you didn't mess with isolated Indians. And if it looks like this picture is out of focus because it was taken in a _____, here's why. (Laughter) This looks like — (________) This looks like a hangar from the Brazilian Amazon. This is an art exhibit in ______, Cuba. A _____ called Los Carpinteros. This is their perception of why you shouldn't mess with uncontacted Indians.

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  3. fishing
  4. havana
  5. hunting
  6. illegal
  7. mining
  8. applause
  9. group
  10. hurry
  11. world
  12. increased
  13. roofs

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But move from Chiribiquete down to the southeast, again in the Colombian Amazon. Remember, the Colombian Amazon is bigger than New England. The Amazon's a big forest, and Brazil's got a big part of it, but not all of it. Moving down to these two national parks, Cahuinari and Puré in the Colombian Amazon — that's the Brazilian border to the right — it's home to several groups of isolated and uncontacted peoples. To the trained eye, you can look at the roofs of these malocas, these longhouses, and see that there's cultural diversity. These are, in fact, different tribes. As isolated as these areas are, let me show you how the outside world is crowding in. Here we see trade and transport increased in Putumayo. With the diminishment of the Civil War in Colombia, the outside world is showing up. To the north, we have illegal gold mining, also from the east, from Brazil. There's increased hunting and fishing for commercial purposes. We see illegal logging coming from the south, and drug runners are trying to move through the park and get into Brazil. This, in the past, is why you didn't mess with isolated Indians. And if it looks like this picture is out of focus because it was taken in a hurry, here's why. (Laughter) This looks like — (Applause) This looks like a hangar from the Brazilian Amazon. This is an art exhibit in Havana, Cuba. A group called Los Carpinteros. This is their perception of why you shouldn't mess with uncontacted Indians.

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