The first is the story of the “Stone Age Tasaday“:
Who are the Tasaday? Depending on whom you ask, you’ll hear very different answers to this question. You’ll either hear that they’re a group of leaf-wearing, stone-age-tool-using cave dwellers who, when they were discovered in 1971 living in a rain forest on the Philippine island of Mindanao, believed they were the only people in the world. Or you’ll hear that they’re a complete fraud… poor farmers who were cynically coerced into posing as a stone-age tribe by powerful politicians. What’s the truth? To that there is no simple answer.
There is also a short film on the Survival International website.
We’ve also had a number of “first contact” related posts on Savage Minds:
- More for ‘First Contact’ Junkies
- Breaking News: Intrepid Explorer’s First Contact with a Vanishing Race of Noble Savages
- By Aeroplane to Pygmyland
- Syllabi-o-rama! (Direct link to Rex’s First Contact syllabus.)
I’ll update this post with additional links as I find them.