BRAZIL: White Man's Burden

To get pictures of untamed Amazonian Indians for Rio's weekly picture magazine 0 Cruzeiro (circ. 350,000), Staff Photographer Jose Medeiros has made ten trips deep into the jungles of Central Brazil. On an expedition to the upper reaches of the Xingu River three weeks ago, it occurred to him that he might "do better than just bring back pictures." Two days later, he turned up in Rio with two large-as-life, fresh-from-the-jungle Camaiura Indian bucks in tow.

Even by jungle standards, the Camaiura are a primitive tribe, lacking such widespread items of Amazonian culture as blow guns and fish poisons. They...

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