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
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
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
The Kanôe and the Akuntsu both are related to each other culturally but their languages are different. The Akuntsu people are linguistically related to the Tuparí people and the Kanôe are language isolates. The last survivors are 3 ladies and 1 man.
These people also come from around the same area as The Man of the Hole... from Rôndonia near the border with Peru and Bolivia. It seems like this area was particularly hard hit by settlers and many of the people have faced devastating losses.
Konibú and Ururú were brother and sister. It’s forbidden for the Akuntsu to marry or have children outside of their tribe so that’s the end of their story
There were thousands of them in the 1980’s and they were systemically killed in a major genocidal campaign to steal their territory

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