Image: Ka'apor Indian warriors tie up loggers during a jungle expedition in the Alto Turiacu Indian territory

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Amazonian Warriors Fight to Take Back Their Trees

Tired of what they say is a lack of sufficient government assistance in keeping loggers off their land, the Ka'apor Indians have sent their warriors out to expel all loggers they find and set up monitoring camps.

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Image: Ka'apor Indian warriors hike during jungle expedition to search for and expel loggers in the Alto Turiacu Indian territory

Ka'apor Indian warriors hike during a jungle expedition to search for and expel loggers from the Alto Turiacu Indian territory, near the Centro do Guilherme municipality in the northeast of Maranhao state in the Amazon basin, on Aug. 7, 2014. Tired of what they say is a lack of sufficient government assistance in keeping loggers off their land, the Ka'apor Indians, who along with four other tribes are the legal inhabitants and caretakers of the territory, have sent their warriors out to expel all loggers they find and set up monitoring camps in the areas that are being illegally exploited.

Images released on Sept. 4.

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Image: Ka'apor Indian warriors tie up loggers during a jungle expedition in the Alto Turiacu Indian territory

Ka'apor Indian warriors tie up loggers in the northeast of Maranhao state in the Amazon basin.

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Image: A logging truck burns after it was discovered and set on fire by Ka'apor Indian warriors in the Alto Turiacu Indian territory

A logging truck burns after it was discovered and set on fire by Ka'apor Indian warriors during a jungle expedition to search for and expel loggers.

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Image: Ka'apor Indian warriors use sticks to hit loggers in the Alto Turiacu Indian territory

Ka'apor Indian warriors use sticks to hit the loggers.

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Image: A Ka'apor Indian warrior uses a chainsaw to ruin one of the logs they found in the Alto Turiacu Indian territory

A Ka'apor Indian warrior uses a chainsaw to ruin one of the logs found during a jungle expedition to expel the loggers from the Alto Turiacu Indian territory.

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Image: A Ka'apor Indian warrior chases a logger who tried to escape in the Alto Turiacu Indian territory

A Ka'apor Indian warrior chases a logger who tried to escape after he was captured.

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Image: A Ka'apor Indian warrior stands near logging truck they discovered and set on fire in the Alto Turiacu Indian territory

A Ka'apor Indian warrior stands near a burning logging truck.

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