We listened histories about civilizations of uncontacted and we located it in leafies forests where it is imposible to arrive, but it isn’t the case of Nord Sentinel, an island which is near to the India’s coast and has about 72 km2 (27,8 sq. mile). To add more questions about Sentinel we must know that the population of the island have a small heigh, more or less 1,50 meters (4,92 ft.) and they have their own lenguage.
They are no so much population, because they were very damage with the 04’s tsunami, that destroyed the natural defences of the island. These natural defences made the island an unassailable place without a natural port and it is surrounded of a treacherous coral and a wild tide. That defences and the beligerent character of this people, have made of Sentinel the Paradise of these civilitation anchored in the past, like 60.000 years ago.
Sentinelenses are an agressive people, fierce advocate of their territory and feared of their neighbours tribes. There are not many contacts along the history, the last one was a few years ago, when two sailors arrived to the Sentinel’s coast, appearing a few time later their bodies covered of arrows. The first contact that we have news are from 1880 and it was a failure.
Since the 70’s we find a few attempts of contact by some psudocientifics expeditions. One of them was an expedition with a cameraman of National Geographic and two army policemen between the passengers. First they try to approach the beach but they were received with an arrows rain. Finally they could arrive to the beach and there they left some gifts. That is something that they never must do because with these gifts could be a great cultural shock and with these “gifts” we could transmit some diseases, innocuous for us, but deadly for them. That excursion ended with the cameraman of National Geograophic injured by one of the arrows. The last attempt was in the 90’s, when they tried to go step by step, leaving food in the sea, food that the sentinelenses collected. Finally these expeditions stopped after the critiques of international organizations, because it could made to the sentinelenses a dependent civilitation.
The last news that we could find in internet were sad news because in India it’s trendy the “Human Safaris” where a bus cross the forest looking for civilitations, uncontacted a few decades ago, finding sad situations like forcing a woman to dance, to amuse the tourists, for food.
- The People Of North Sentinel Island (hchag.wordpress.com)
- Survival launches tourism boycott of India’s Andaman Islands (survivalinternational.org)