The Huaorani are an ancient tribe whose survival is threatened by American oil development in the Ecuadorian Amazon. They endured missionary zeal, corporate encroachment, and American environmentalist campaigns claiming to represent their interests. Then the Huaorani tried to save themselves.
This article appeared in the September 27, 1993, issue of The New Yorker magazine. The author is Joe Kane.
The author with a Huao tribesman in the Oriente region of Ecuador.