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Nukak Maku - Indian Tribe From Amazonia

A Nukak woman, having her face decorated with the red dye painted ornaments, lies in a hammock in a refugee settlement close to San Jose del Guaviare on September 04, 2009 in San Jose del Guaviare, Colombia. The Nukak Maku people, nomadic hunter-gatherers from Amazonia, were violently driven out of the jungle by the Colombian guerilla and paramilitary squads. Now, they roughly cut off their original tribal lifestyle and they are stuck between worlds. They learn from the (mainly Christian) aid workers to use clothes, to listen to the radio, to beg for money. Although their digestion suffer, they love to eat sweets, cookies and other western food. They have hunted out all the animals around and now there is nothing left for them. Nukak can not return to the jungle, their world has already passed through an irreversible change. (Photo by Jan Sochor/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Nukak Maku tribe - Stuck between Worlds

The Nukak Maku people, nomadic hunter-gatherers from Amazonia, were violently driven out of the jungle by the Colombian guerilla and paramilitary squads. Now, they roughly cut off their original tribal lifestyle and they are stuck between worlds. They have hunted out all the animals around and now there is nothing left for them. Nukak can not return to the jungle, their world has already passed through an irreversible change.