Skip to comments.Incredible Video Of A Tribe Meeting White People For The First Time
Posted on 06/25/2011 8:11:55 PM PDT by blam
Incredible Video Of A Tribe Meeting White People For The First Time
Jun. 24, 2011, 6:37 AM
This 15 minute video is from 1976 and shows a tribe in Papua New Guinea encountering white people for the first time.
The reactions going from fear to wonder to curiosity to joy are incredible to behold.
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I’ve seen the same reactions here as well in Los Angeles with the small tribe of white people.
I watched the first few minutes, and remain skeptical as to the authenticity. One needs to consider two things (at least):
1) the quality of the recording
2) Where the hell has this been for 35 years?
I thought it was going to be just another story about Detroit.
... Or here in Los Angeles with a small tribe of Conservatives.
Kidding as I work with 85% Conservatives. :)
Yeah, I remember the Tasaday hoax back in the 80’s.
The “business insider” blog has never exactly been concerned with accuracy.
Exclamation points, yes. But accuracy, no.
Take everything from this blog with a grain of salt.
Why is a story like this sourced form “Business Insider” dot com?
“Gimme some money”
I don’t doubt the authenticity of this at all. My uncle was a missionary in Papua New Guinea in 1975 - actually from the early 70’s until the late 80’s. He has told me about similar people groups.
That was amazing to watch.
That was Fantastic!
So do I. We don’t beat our chests about it because our group deals with Hollywood studios daily and that means facing people whom we despise politically.
And then the Indonesians came later and slaughtered them.
One has to be careful, because one tribe of aboriginals
were so convinced that such pale people had to be spirits or ghosts, that they were about to shoot arrows into
them—to prove it to doubters, because they were confident the pale people—ghosts—could not die.
What made me skeptical about the authenticity was the fact that the first few minutes were filmed before they crossed the river. Weren’t they curious about the white people with the cameras?
Wow! That was amazing to watch. Thanks for posting it.
As for validity, it was obvious. Not once during the entire contact did any of those Blacks call the crackers racists. And, I never once heard the chant, “give me mo Obama free money”.
I can only imagine how awesome such an experience would be.
Pretty strong argument for our forbears having left them to hide from leopards and pick their boogers in the jungle instead of bringing them over here to end up in larcenous flash mobs, legislating freebies for their "Gimme some!" relatives, and bitching about how bad they have it here.
To be fair, I must admit... those were some really nice sticks through their noses.
I’m not allowed an opinion?
Placemark to watch.
Cute. I guess that’s how we will look if we are ever visited by advanced extra-terrestrials.
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I’m a female. There’s only one thing that aliens would have to do to win me over: Be kind to the children and the men.
I’d wonder if this actually was a re-enactment of the meeting, requested of the tribe, once it was determined the tribe was, in fact, friendly. If it wasn’t friendly, an initial meeting with cameras probably would not be wise!
Was that sugar in the bowl? Next thing you know they’ll be bringing in white bread.
“As for validity, it was obvious”
I agree. The boobs were obviously real.
Did anyone pay attention to the chief eating with a fork? Notice the way he held it?
He must have read Emily Post!
Something is wrong here......
We were there in 1976 and briefly were in the back country in the mountains. Everyone was excited and happy to see us, especially if we would shake their hands, because we brought cash to buy their objects and because for them, white is the color of death and we were thought to be reincarnations of their dead relatives.
The one exception was a village selling walking sticks and masks. Only the elder males were selling and there was no “#2” price. These guys were surly. One of the tourists, a Canadian woman, tried to bargain them down and they just refused. My husband had been watching one of the men and detected that he was simply aggravated by the woman. So, on the way out, my husband offered this guy a price above the Canadian’s, but still, a tad below the asking price. To everyone’s amazement, the seller agreed and sold us 2 wonderful masks and 2 terrific walking sticks. DH says to this day that it was a guy thing, they connected on a shared male level and the seller was just showing his contempt for the Canadian woman.
I wonder if, at some point, members of this tribe who are now deceased _had_ encountered white people, but that it had now become myth. These specific individuals may have never seen whites before with their own eyes. There were a lot of missions and also Australian doctors and other government workers, even in the back country, but I can believe there were remote villages even further away that just never got more than 10 miles from their homes.
Did not get that far, but would seem to confirm my suspicion.