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Crossing the Tocantins River August 2, 2007

Posted by Georgete in People, Photography, Trips, Videos.

Last Saturday, I took a ferry boat from Lajeado to Palmas cities to cross the Tocantins, a Brazilian river that is born in the state of Goiás. After covering 1.6 a thousand miles, it discharges in the estuary of Amazonas. During the raining season, its navigable stretch is of almost 1.2 thousand miles. 

I was also lucky to meet two native kids. The aboriginal people of the Tocantins state live in areas demarcated by the government. There are approximately 6,000 indians who live basically of fishing, hunting and selling artisan products in addition to the production of rice and beans. They are divided into six tribes: Xerentes, Karajás, Javaé, Apinayé, Krahô and Xambioá.

I put together my favorite pictures into this one-minute video to share with you what I saw while crossing the Tocantins. The sunset was GOURGEUS!

Enjoy it!



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