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Tribe Meets White Man

This is an unedited, yet incredibly interesting, documentary portraying Papua New Guinean tribes members meeting a white man.

The tribe, named the Toulambi, believes those who have died can sometimes come back to haunt the living world as white people.

Released in 1993. TV documentary.

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  1. This is so fake and no way is this the way a tribe as what is describe would act… lol I live in Northern Australia am part Aboriginal and have been to PNG and lived with people in rare contact with white man… lol just made for their ego’s, what a sham!!!

    • oh shit we got an expert here … please go on

    • That’s so interesting! So you’re saying all isolated peoples are the same? That makes perfect sense. It’s not like things in Australia are ever different from elsewhere in the world, right?

  2. How to watch?

  3. amazing ! the very first contact

  4. That’s one of the best doc I’ve seen here!
    Really amazing.

  5. I cannot wait until we are the primitive man 
    meeting an advanced civilized life we cannot comprehend.

  6. Things have changed since 1993…. Now, when an uncontacted tribe is discovered they are left alone. The reason being that many of these undiscovered tribes died of common colds or influenza brought on by their first encounter with the white man. Recently in 2008, a uncontacted tribe were spotted by airplane living in the amazon jungle between the border of Peru and Brazil, for the same reason, they were left alone.
    I find it amazing that in 2011, there are estimated to be around 100 uncontacted tribes living in the Papua New Guinea and Amazon regions who have never met a white man. I find it wonderful to think that they have a life so much better than ours, free of the worry of credit card debt, recession, materialism and whatever rubbish the modern world throws at us. I find this documentary fascinating, but hope they were left alone after this was filmed. Does anyone know the outcome?? I pray they all didnt perish from the common cold or all have xboxes!!

    • According to Jean Pierre Dutilleux the white man in this video, the tribe was decimated by malaria, and the reason for the expedition was to bring them medicine.  While there is a lot for us to envy about the tribal way of life, I would rather have an education, modern medicine, and the internet.  Tribal life is not the paradise you are imagining.  That said, it will still be a very sad day when the last isolated tribe is introduced to our modern life and as Jean Pierre Dutilleux put it, moves “from being free and masters of their own destiny to being
      poor and at the lowest level of our western society.”

      • Question: If this tribe had never been contacted how was it known that they were dealing with malaria and needed medicine?

      • Question: If this tribe had never been contacted how was it known that they were dealing with malaria and needed medicine?

        • Dancingumbrella: I actually can answer this for you. This tribe may be “uncontacted” by white people, but they are probably in contact with neighboring tribes, who ARE in contact with westerners.

    • According to Jean Pierre Dutilleux the white man in this video, the tribe was decimated by malaria, and the reason for the expedition was to bring them medicine.  While there is a lot for us to envy about the tribal way of life, I would rather have an education, modern medicine, and the internet.  Tribal life is not the paradise you are imagining.  That said, it will still be a very sad day when the last isolated tribe is introduced to our modern life and as Jean Pierre Dutilleux put it, moves “from being free and masters of their own destiny to being
      poor and at the lowest level of our western society.”

    • At least in our society you have a choice to go into credit card debt. They however have no choice but high rates of infant mortality, squalor, and pestilence. Go live out in the jungle and see how you like it.

      • John, I have been to the jungle, (5 times) and spent time with the Korowai tribe in West Papua, you on the other hand have obviously never been to the jungle, or met any tribes people, and it is obvious you are totally ignorant on the matter, why comment on something you blatantly have no clue about! They do not live in “squalor and pestilence”. Moron.

      • Wrong on first count; no matter what the ‘card’ we are born into debt. Wrong on second count, natural people (not drones like you or even I to some extent) know natural remedies for every human situation in a natural environment. As for mortality, squalor and pestilence keep eating the stats and closing your eyes. You can find all three in any city or wherever the Empire stamps its bloody imprint.

      • “squalor”??…pestilence?? really? 
        Oh there always has to be someone who lowers the tone with negativity. I would love to stick you in the jungle John coz you are an IDIOT

      • “squalor”??…pestilence?? really? 
        Oh there always has to be someone who lowers the tone with negativity. I would love to stick you in the jungle John coz you are an IDIOT

  7. absolutely beautiful. i want to live with those people!

  8. That was amazing

  9. Where’s the rest

  10. Where’s the rest

  11. I watched this feeling as though I was peering back a thousand years into time. Imagine how someone else will fell when they watch this a thousand years from now

  12. I watched this feeling as though I was peering back a thousand years into time. Imagine how someone else will fell when they watch this a thousand years from now