Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Fishermen Killed by Ancient Tribe

A stone age tribe that has had limited contact with the outside world recently killed two drunken fishermen who's boat had drifted ashore on the tribe's small island in the Indian Ocean. The Sentinelese, once thought wiped out by the Asian tsunami, have a habit of meeting outsiders with a hail of arrows.
"The Indian coast guard tried to recover the bodies using a helicopter but was met by a hail of arrows."



It's really nice to know that there are still ancient tribe out there. Would be more curious which way they use to catch fish? Thanks for the post.

Murdock said...

At your request I found some info about how they catch their fish:

"Sentinelese are the hunting, fishing and gathering tribe. They fish in the coastal waters with bows and arrows and hunt wild pigs available on North Sentinel island. Sentinelese have dug – out Canoe which they use to move in the shallow coastal waters. They do not have the oars but the Canoes are propelled by long poles. Sentinelese also build temporary huts in their camps. Sentinelese, both men and women, are naked. The present estimated population of Sentinelese is 100."