In his rousing book The Unconquered, veteran National Geographic journalist Scott Wallace joins Brazilian explorer and activist Sydney Possuelo on a mission to locate the Flecheiros, tribes of Brazilian Indians who have never made contact with the outside world.
Who is Sydney Possuelo? What's he like?
He is an incredible personality who engineered a sea change in Brazil's policy toward its uncontacted Indians. He's passionate, unpredictable, with an explosive temper. He's a wilderness explorer, Indian-rights activist, ethnographer--he's amazing.
It's interesting that Possuelo isn't actually trying to contact the tribe. He wants to avoid them.
Possuelo saw that every time contact happened,...