The Matses Indians are remarkably cheerful and friendly indigenous natives
of the Amazon Rainforest. Other Panoan tribes such as the Matis, Marubo, and
Shipibo are also known for their friendliness and illustrate the best of
Amazonian life. Unlike some other Amazonian tribes that can be very
aggressive, the Matses can be very amicable. That said, historically the
Matses have had only two different ways of dealing with outsiders, either
adopting them into their society or killing them.
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Matses.info, Photos © 2007, Bjorn Svensson, all rights reserved, Amazonian Life.