Awá boy - Brazil
The Awá are a small tribe living in the Amazon state of Maranhão. They are one of only two nomadic hunter-gatherer tribes remaining in Brazil.
Their forest home has been opened up by industrial projects and cattle ranching. Many nomadic Awá died as they came in to contact with national society mainly from common diseases to which they had no resistance.Some were killed in brutal massacres as ranchers cleared their land for cattle pasture.
Today about 355 Awá live in four communities. They still depend on the forest for everything.