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Manhunt For Wildcat Gold Miners
The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe's leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process - which could take years - the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners. Reuters photographer Lunae Parracho ventured into the jungle with the tribe to document their struggle.
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February 17, 2014
An overview of the Tapajos river inhabited by Munduruku Indians, who are actively searching for illegal...
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An overview of the Tapajos river inhabited by Munduruku Indians, who are actively searching for illegal...
An overview of the Tapajos river inhabited by Munduruku Indians, who are actively searching for illegal gold mines and miners in their territory, in western Para state January 28, 2014. The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe's leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process - which could take years - the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners. Picture taken January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

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Munduruku Indian warriors navigate the Das Tropas river, a tributary of the Tapajos and Amazon rivers, as they search for illegal gold mines and miners in their territory in western Para state January 17, 2014. The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe's leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process - which could take years - the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners. Picture taken January 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Munduruku Indian warriors navigate the Caburua river in search of illegal gold mines and miners in their...
Munduruku Indian warriors navigate the Caburua river, a tributary of the Tapajos and Amazon rivers, in search of illegal gold mines and miners in their territory in western Para state January 21, 2014. The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe's leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process - which could take years - the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners. Picture taken January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

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Munduruku Indian warriors search for illegal gold mines and miners in their territory near the Das Tropas river, a major tributary of the Tapajos and Amazon rivers in western Para state January 17, 2014. The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe's leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process - which could take years - the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners. Picture taken January 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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February 17, 2014
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Munduruku Indian warriors inspect a wildcat gold mine as they search for illegal gold mines and miners in their territory near the Caburua river, a tributary of the Tapajos and Amazon rivers in western Para state January 20, 2014. The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe's leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process - which could take years - the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners. Picture taken January 20, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

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February 17, 2014
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Munduruku Indian warriors stand guard over an illegal gold miner who was detained by a group of warriors searching out illegal gold mines and miners in their territory near the Caburua river, a tributary of the Tapajos and Amazon rivers in western Para state January 20, 2014. The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe's leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process - which could take years - the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners. Picture taken January 20, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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February 17, 2014
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Munduruku Indian warriors order non-Indian gold miners out of their territory in western Para state
Munduruku Indian warriors order non-Indian gold miners (R and 2nd R) out of their territory, during an operation to search for illegal gold mines along the Das Tropas river, a major tributary of the Tapajos and Amazon rivers in western Para state January 17, 2014. The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe's leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process - which could take years - the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners. Picture taken January 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

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Munduruku Indian warriors search for illegal gold mines and miners in their territory near the Caburua river, a tributary of the Tapajos and Amazon rivers in western Para state January 20, 2014. The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe's leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process - which could take years - the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners. Picture taken January 20, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

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Munduruku Indian warriors transport illegal gold miners by boat (far R) after they captured them during a search for illegal mines and miners in their territory near the Das Tropas river, a major tributary of the Tapajos and Amazon rivers in western Para state January 17, 2014. The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe's leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process - which could take years - the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners. Picture taken January 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

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Munduruku Indian warriors dance and sing traditional songs after stopping for the night on their search for illegal gold mines and miners in their territory near the Kadiriri river, a tributary of the Tapajos and Amazon rivers in western Para state January 24, 2014. After soliciting government help to expel wildcat miners from their territory with little response, the Munduruku tribe is now taking the search for and expulsion of all non-Indians engaged in illegal mining into their own hands. The wildcat miners have long been exploiting Indian land, often by either threatening indigenous communities or making individual agreements with some of their leaders. Picture taken January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Munduruku Indian warriors hold a meeting while on their search for illegal gold mines and miners in their territory, in the village of Retiro das Cobras near the Kadiriri river, a tributary of the Tapajos and Amazon rivers in western Para state January 25, 2014. The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe's leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process - which could take years - the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners. Picture taken January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

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A Munduruku Indian warrior carries a monkey he hunted for food during a search for illegal gold mines...
A Munduruku Indian warrior carries a monkey he hunted for food during a jungle search for illegal mines and miners in their territory near the Tapajos river, a major tributary of the Amazon in western Para state January 21, 2014. The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe's leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process - which could take years - the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners. Picture taken January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS ANIMALS)

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A Munduruku Indian warrior carries a monkey he hunted for food during a jungle search for illegal mines and miners in their territory near the Tapajos river, a major tributary of the Amazon in western Para state January 19, 2014. The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe's leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process - which could take years - the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners. Picture taken January 19, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS ANIMALS)

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A Munduruku Indian woman warrior carries a monkey on her head while on a search for illegal gold mines and miners in their territory, near the Kadiriri river, a tributary of the Tapajos and Amazon rivers in western Para state January 25, 2014. The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe's leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process - which could take years - the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners. Picture taken January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS ANIMALS)

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Munduruku Indian warriors arrive at an area of jungle cleared by wildcat gold miners as they search for illegal gold mines and miners in their territory, in the Tapajos river basin in western Para state January 26, 2014. The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe's leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process - which could take years - the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners. Picture taken January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

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Munduruku Indian warriors prepare themselves as they approach a wildcat gold mine during a search for illegal mines and miners in their territory near the Das Tropas river, a major tributary of the Tapajos and Amazon rivers in western Para state January 17, 2014. The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe's leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process - which could take years - the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners. Picture taken January 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

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Munduruku Indian warriors arrive in the village of Katin at the end of a day of searching for illegal gold mines and miners in their territory near the Kadiriri river, a tributary of the Tapajos and Amazon rivers in western Para state January 25, 2014. The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe's leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process - which could take years - the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners. Picture taken January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

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Munduruku Indian women warriors pay their respects to the oldest living leader of their tribe, Biboy (2nd R, yellow shirt), at the end of a day of searching for illegal gold mines and miners in their territory, in the village of Katin near the Kadiriri river, a tributary of the Tapajos and Amazon rivers in western Para state January 25, 2014. The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe's leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process - which could take years - the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners. Picture taken January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

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