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Roni Surui, sporting tribal body paintings, holds a flash drive in his palm in the village of Lapetanha, in the Brazilian Amazon. He is a chief of the Surui (Paiter) tribe. The Surui had had no contact with the world outside their Amazonian homelands until, in 1969, a road was built through their territory. At the time there were around 5000 Surui but within three years disease had wiped out all but 290 Surui.