Somewhere in Babylon
- Jan 12, 2010
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An American man has been killed by an endangered tribe in India's Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Fishermen who took the man to North Sentinel island say tribespeople shot him with arrows and left his body on the beach.
He has been identified as John Allen Chau, a 27 year old from Alabama.
Contact with the endangered Andaman tribes living in isolation from the world is illegal because of the risks to them from outside disease.
Silly, silly boy.
For those who don't know about the North Sentinel Island, its inhabitants are completely un-contacted, it's speculated they don't even know how to produce fire, virtually every story about contact with this tribe has ended in violence, they have killed a number of people that have intentionally or unintentionally ended up on the Island.
For you budding anthropologists out there, this is a fascinating topic, there's limited information, but what is there is fascinating.
Feel sorry for this persons family, but at the same time, this was an extremely dangerous and ill advised idea that was 99.99% likely to end in violence.