Visiting an Indian village
The Indian village we visited was really impressive. Junior – our guide – explained that Indian tribes have been living in the Amazonia following their traditional way of life for many centuries. At present, the government is providing basic education and lessons of Spanish for their children, who couldn’t go to school otherwise. Still, there are tribes in the Amazonia, which are trying hard to prevent any contact with the outside world and don’t let any white people come near them. During our visit to the village, we tried out the blowpipe, which is a type of weapon that Indians use to hunt animals. It’s actually just a hollow tube, through which they fire poisonous darts directly into the prey. The Indians use a combination of poisons that can be found in the rainforest. The projectile itself is absolutely silent so it doesn’t startle any other animals in the vicinity and the hunter has a greater chance of hitting more animals.