John Allen Chau, 27, was met with a volley of arrows as he set foot on North Sentinel Island, part of the Andaman Islands deep in the Indian Ocean. P C Joshi, professor of Department of Anthropology at Delhi University, said the tribe has remained completely isolated from the outside world and despite efforts of the Anthropological Society of India which has tried to contact them indirectly by leaving bananas, coconuts for them, they have failed to make contact.
"From the silhouette of the body, clothing and circumstances, it appeared to be Chau's...", the police said, adding that the information was passed on to the American's Indian friend at Port Blair by the fishermen.
The North Sentinel Island, off-bounds to visitors, is home to the Sentinelese, who killed the American, identified as John Allen Chau, after he was illegally ferried there by fishermen, the officials added.
Between 1970-96, Indian authorities and even a National Geographic documentary team attempted trips to the North Sentinel island to befriend the tribe. "It's in fact illegal to have any sort of contact with them". The Sentinelese people are resistant to outsiders and often attack anyone who comes near, and visits to the island are heavily restricted by the government. Two days later he went well prepared.
The fishermen left for Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where they broke the news to Mr Chau's friend, who in turn notified his family, Mr Pathak said. The tribal people then dragged him to the beach and after some time, as the fishermen were sailing away, they saw Chau's body half buried in the sand. "They were scared and fled but returned next morning to find his body on the seashore", reported NDTV.
Chau's body was spotted on 20 November.
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At the time of this writing, Chau's remains have yet to be recovered. He had earlier visited the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2015 and 2016, Pathak said.
One of the police sources told Reuters Chau was a preacher who had visited the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the past.
"We forgive those reportedly responsible for his death". We can not expose them for a few dollars.
The Sentinelese were among the first people to successfully migrate out of Africa and scientists believe they came to the Andaman islands 60,000 years ago. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands director general of police Dipendra Pathak said the Sentinelese are protected by the law and nobody, except tribal welfare officers, are allowed to step onto their island. The next day, Chau used a kayak to approach the island and attempted to speak with the islanders, who have been known to fire arrows at interlopers.
The group's global director, Stephen Corry, called the incident a "tragedy" that "should never have been allowed to happen". After numerous failed attempts to contact and establish communication with the Sentinelese, the Indian government has halted plans to contact them. "So the Sentinelese fear of outsiders is very understandable".
Also, the use of words like arrow wielding tribe (once) and killed (twice) is just trying to reimpose how they simply want any way they can to show India as being this downtrodden snake charmers place which is still so backward.