The Unconquered tells the extraordinary tale of a journey into the deepest recesses of the Amazon to track one of the planet’s last uncontacted indigenous tribes. In this gripping first-person account of adventure and survival, the author follows a 34-man team into the Amazon’s uncharted depths, discovering the rainforest’s secrets while moving ever closer to a possible encounter with the mysterious flecheiros– or “People of the Arrow” – a seldom-glimpsed tribe of deft archers known to defend their lands with showers of deadly arrows before melting back into the forest shadows.
Amazon Watch is proud to support the launch of The Unconquered, a book that compellingly illustrates the crucial but increasingly precarious role indigenous peoples play in the survival of the world’s largest rainforest. The protection of uncontacted tribes – and of the globe’s most remote regions in which they live – is of fundamental importance to the rest of us. As go uncontacted indigenous peoples, so goes the Amazon; and that has global implications for the future of humanity.