National Geographic : 2003 Aug
Iif, 1, . " FOR "I'HE FIRS 11IME SINCE OUR JOURNEY Bl:i AN POSSUELO S-1"RAI ON HISPISTOL. ws t J .. , lam' .:...... .. Ft esh footprints, maybe i" ",unutes old (top right), indicate that the Flecheiros are nearby. Are they preparing to attack? That clanger doesn't dampers the curiosity of r two team members. Ignoring Possuelo's first commandment- thou shalt not make contact-the pair sneaks away to explore the area and stumbles upon an empty Flecheiros village. They find and later try on ceremonial masks made from long AIAriitt strips of tree hark (above), and discover pots with curare, a poison put on arrows +' "m and darts. Turning tip only one weapon a broken blowgun and dart (middle)-- . .. . . Possuelo's men keep their eyes open and rifles ready (right). Perhaps dozens of Fle cheiros live here. Where have they gone?