National Geographic : 1961 Jul
"Indian Boys and I Became Good Friends; One Traded Me a Feather Hat for a Knife" Dohobare (opposite) treated Teemaree like a brother. "He taught me to stand still in the water, like a stork, until fish got used to us and came near. Then we grabbed them, as quick as storks do. "Jungle life is good. When you live in a hut, there is no harm in spilling water on the floor, and if you break a pot, your Indian mother just makes another. You do not have to be scolded or sent to school, and you are never late for anything. Oh, I would like to live here forever!" Rivers provide the only road to Javahe land. The Schultzes' outboard-powered dugout trails its wake on the Rio Lever, which wanders through huge Bananal Island (map, page 82). There Tee maree and his family will live in a Javahe village. From bow to stern: Suria, their guide, Teemaree and his mother, and Udo Loew, a cousin.