Tsimane
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Shuar
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      Hunting Photographs
                                                             

Unlike the Tsimane and most other Amazonians, the Shuar do not use bows and arrows. In addition
to modern firearms and slightly antiquated muzzle-loading shotguns, they still rely heavily on blowguns
and curare, a strong muscle-relaxing dart poison that will cause animals in trees to die almost instantly
and, conveniently, release their grasp of tree limbs so as to fall to the ground. Here a Shuar uses a blowgun.