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Kayapo National Geographic Tribesmen

Portraits of two Kayapo men, Ynhire and Pukatire  |  Photographs by Martin Schoeller

The first Kayapo encounters with the grimy Brazilian banknotes led to the coining of their evocative word for money: pe-o caprin, or “sad leaves.” More and more sad leaves were a part of Kayapo life, especially in villages close to towns on the Brazilian frontier.

From a National Geographic article about arguably the Amazon’s most successful tribe.

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