First Contact


“For centuries the hill tribes of the Owen Ranmge in Papua, New Guinea have lived in isolation to avoid war. In a landscape of dense tropical rainforests each tribe stay within a well established territory. This explains why some of them have survived into the new millennium without any contact with the outside world.

Others previously known have left their villages to move deeper in the forest to escape conflicts or the religious zeal of evangelical preachers only to be rediscovered and labeled as lost tribes. European explorers first encountered the Toulambi in 1993.”

Jean-Pierre Dutilleux

Explorer Jean-Pierre Dutilleux makes contact with the Toulambi in Papua New Guinea, a tribe that has never before seen a white man or western clothing adopted by the Papuans. If true, the Toulambi could be survivors of the Stone Age.

Watch “First Contact” on the Travel Channel

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  1. Where can I find this video? I watched it a few years ago, and it was the most amazing thing I have ever seen!! I would like to share this with my friends and family.

    Thank you much,

    Tim Denard ( The video I refer to is First Contact, about the Toulambi tribe ).

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