pop culture always talks about cataclysmic apocalypse events that destroy the entire earth, but there’s at least one man who is living through his own apocalypse. His entire tribe was massacred in 1995 and he’s been the sole survivor ever since(FUNAI watches & protects him)
About 30 sq mi around him are considered his territory, and FUNAI has designated this land as a reservation for this man alone. Nobody knows his name, nobody...not even neighboring tribes...speak his language. He’s been alone for 25 years. He’s in his 50’s now they think
His territory is surrounded by deforestation. All the land around him is owned by cattle ranchers and plantation owners. They all want his land so they’ve been trying to kill him ever for years. The last time he nearly died was in 2009.
FUNAI calls him “man of the hole” bc he digs holes for protection and for making animal traps. He knows that FUNAI is different from the ranchers and loggers and actually signals to FUNAI agents where traps are hidden so they don’t get hurt...but he always keeps his distance
FUNAI has visited his hut while he was away hunting, and they’ve visited his farm. He grows corn, papaya, and cassava in a plot that would have taken him days if not weeks to clear by hand. They leave him gifts of metal tools and seeds to plant, and he’s left gifts for them back
Imagine being him...imagine your entire world came crashing down around you and now you’re in a small jungle oasis surrounded by hostile people who want to kill you for their own greed. Nobody to speak to. Even if he does make real contact with FUNAI nobody speaks his language
He could still be alive but the last update FUNAI released about him was in 2018. I really hope COVID stays far away from him after the steak of people in the Amazon who have sadly passed bc of it. It must be the saddest existence on the planet
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22 Feb
While on the topic of The Man of the Hole and other indigenous groups who have been decimated by outside contact...here are the Akuntsu people. They are the last survivors of a once largish ethnic group once again massacred by evil ranchers and loggers Image
Since this photo was taken, the older woman in the front center and the older man in the back right have died. The man was actually the chief and shaman of the group, he was the last person to know their healing songs and rituals and was described as a wonderful fun person Image
His name was Konibu. He leaves behind his wife Aramira and his daughter Inuteia. The woman that passed was called Ururú, and she was the oldest survivor, a grandma. The 4 remaining people of the Akuntsu now live with 2 other tribes, the Tuparí and the Kanôe, and have made contact ImageImage
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21 Feb
I agree with everything except the 90% of the American population dying part. That would happen but not directly from electricity loss it would be bc Americans don’t have a communal mindset, mostly don’t know about sustainability and survival skills, and are very individualistic
If the power grid went out in any part of the Pacific islands besides maybe Hawai’i and Aotearoa, the people would be fine. Seems like I’m stating the obvious bc of course less developed areas would be more equipped to handle power outages but it’s more than that
There’s a fundamental cultural issue in the US that doesn’t seem to exist anywhere else. Americans are stubborn, callous, individualistic assholes most of the time and that’s why people would kill each other before they would make sacrifices for the greater good
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