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Amazon Fires: Brazil's Indigenous People Swear to Fight Till 'Last Drop of Blood'

World | Reuters | August 27, 2019, 3:17 pm
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 Members of Brazil's Mura indigenous tribe painted their bodies with orange-red paint and took up longbows and clubs as they headed into the jungle this week, prepared for battle. Their enemy? The deforestation and destruction of their home, the Amazon rainforest.<br /><br />Indigenous people from the Mura tribe react in front of a deforested in unmarked indigenous lands inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

Members of Brazil's Mura indigenous tribe painted their bodies with orange-red paint and took up longbows and clubs as they headed into the jungle this week, prepared for battle. Their enemy? The deforestation and destruction of their home, the Amazon rainforest.

Indigenous people from the Mura tribe react in front of a deforested in unmarked indigenous lands inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 Indigenous people from the Mura tribe walk in a deforested area in nondemarcated indigenous land inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

Indigenous people from the Mura tribe walk in a deforested area in nondemarcated indigenous land inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 Indigenous people from the Mura tribe walk in a deforested area in nondemarcated indigenous land inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

Indigenous people from the Mura tribe walk in a deforested area in nondemarcated indigenous land inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 An Indigenous girl from the Parintintin tribe sits on a cut tree trunk in Traira village near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An Indigenous girl from the Parintintin tribe sits on a cut tree trunk in Traira village near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 An Indigenous named Raimundo Praia Mura from the Mura tribe reacts in front of a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An Indigenous named Raimundo Praia Mura from the Mura tribe reacts in front of a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 An Indigenous named Pedro Mura from the Mura tribe reacts in front of a deforested area in nondemarcated indigenous land, inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An Indigenous named Pedro Mura from the Mura tribe reacts in front of a deforested area in nondemarcated indigenous land, inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 Indigenous people from the Mura tribe walk in a deforested area in nondemarcated indigenous land inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

Indigenous people from the Mura tribe walk in a deforested area in nondemarcated indigenous land inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 Indigenous people from the Mura tribe show a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

Indigenous people from the Mura tribe show a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 An indigenous named Pedro Mura from the Mura tribe reacts in front of a deforested area in nondemarcated indigenous land inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An indigenous named Pedro Mura from the Mura tribe reacts in front of a deforested area in nondemarcated indigenous land inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 Indigenous people from the Mura tribe shows a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

Indigenous people from the Mura tribe shows a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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