Bhil Tribeswoman - 
Bhils are majorly found in Central India, i.e. The state of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and far-east in Tripura. Bhils were the warriors in Maharana Pratap & Chhatrapati Shivaji’s Army.
Bhil Tribeswoman - 

Bhils are majorly found in Central India, i.e. The state of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and far-east in Tripura. Bhils were the warriors in Maharana Pratap & Chhatrapati Shivaji’s Army.

BRAZIL’S INDIGENOUS INDIANS FIND THE COURAGE TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED
By Nicolas Boursier LE MONDE/Worldcrunch

RIO DE JANEIRO – She carries the weight of her people on her shoulders and that makes her beautiful. With her seashell and pearl necklace around the neck, her tanned tattooed skin, her feathers of different sizes and her bright and vividly colored skeins, Vangri Kaingang is a proud native and she’s not afraid to show it.
Descended from the Kaingang tribe from the south of Brazil, this urban indigenous woman lives in Rio de Janeiro. Vangri, 31, works as a bilingual Portuguese-Kaingang youth worker – which is just another way to claim and share her background. “The state has always ignored us, as if we did not exist,” she says.
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BRAZIL’S INDIGENOUS INDIANS FIND THE COURAGE TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED

By Nicolas Boursier 
LE MONDE/Worldcrunch

RIO DE JANEIRO – She carries the weight of her people on her shoulders and that makes her beautiful. With her seashell and pearl necklace around the neck, her tanned tattooed skin, her feathers of different sizes and her bright and vividly colored skeins, Vangri Kaingang is a proud native and she’s not afraid to show it.

Descended from the Kaingang tribe from the south of Brazil, this urban indigenous woman lives in Rio de Janeiro. Vangri, 31, works as a bilingual Portuguese-Kaingang youth worker – which is just another way to claim and share her background. “The state has always ignored us, as if we did not exist,” she says.

MORE  http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/brazil-039-s-indigenous-indians-find-the-courage-to-stand-up-and-be-counted/indigenous-brazil-indian-tribe/c3s9361/#.UDQ9mamPXs0

Samoan Man at Sunset - Samoan Tattoo (Photo by Chris Rainier)
Samoa is considered the epicenter of tribal tattooing in the South Pacific. Unlike the rest of Polynesia, traditional tattooing never died here. Considered an integral part of initiation into Samoan culture mainly for men, but also for women, the markings are made at puberty. The men’s tattoos often depict the traditional Samoan canoe. 

Samoan Man at Sunset - Samoan Tattoo (Photo by Chris Rainier)

Samoa is considered the epicenter of tribal tattooing in the South Pacific. Unlike the rest of Polynesia, traditional tattooing never died here. Considered an integral part of initiation into Samoan culture mainly for men, but also for women, the markings are made at puberty. The men’s tattoos often depict the traditional Samoan canoe.