You have to love anthropologists. When you see a backward, they see a beautiful authenticity--but only if it's non-Western (eastern Kentucky is just backward). Regarding the photograph of some tribesmen in remote Peru, indigenous tribes expert, José Carlos Meirelles, exalts:
"When I saw them painted red, I was satisfied, I was happy," he said.
"Because painted red means they are ready for war, which to me says they are happy and healthy defending their territory."
I see that one of the three natives is painted black instead of red, and he is not defending the territory. Does it mean he is unhappy?
I guess this pic was faked, I wonder if the retraction will be as big a news story as the "discovery" was in the first place.
no, the only hoax was that the natives were not totally unknown (they had been identified earlier). They're real.
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