Korowai tribe

The Korowai tribe, also known as the Kolufo, is an indigenous people of Papua, Indonesia.

The Korowai tribe was first contacted by outsiders in the 1970s. The Dutch missionary, Father Verheijen, was the first outsider to visit them in 1974. He made several trips to the region to study the Korowai people and their culture. In 1977, the American anthropologist, Paul Raffaele, also visited the tribe and wrote an article about them in the National Geographic magazine. This helped to bring international attention to the Korowai tribe and their unique way of life. However, it’s worth noting that the tribe has been living there for centuries, only became known to the outside world in the 70s.

One interesting fact about the Korowai is that they live in treehouses that can reach up to 100 feet off the ground. These treehouses are built to protect them from floods and to keep them safe from rival tribes and dangerous animals. They are also known for their traditional customs, such as the practice of cannibalism which is now banned by the government.

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