It’s easy to lose sight of how huge this world really is. There are many wonders that we have yet to discover, lurking in the waters or deep in the forests. Throughout history, humans have strived to find and discover these things, leaving their footprint on the world. It’s weird to think about people who are not up to speed with the inner working of modern civilization, but they do exist. In fact, there are many tribes that still go by the guidelines of their ancient ancestor’s ways of life. One group, in particular, are the Sentinelese tribe.
North Sentinel Island is an island in the Sea of Bengal, one of the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean. It is an island that is forbidden to visit or even attempt to travel to due to the hostile tribe that lives there. For decades, people have attempted to communicate with the tribe, with very little luck.
The Sentinelese is a hostile tribe that does not welcome any type of visitors. They fiercely resist contact with outsiders of the tribe. Any time a boat or helicopter comes near, they immediately attack using their bows and arrows, as well as threaten with their spears. This island holds an interesting dynamic between modern and ancient civilization, which is what makes people so interested in these lost peoples.
The tribe has been dated back to at least 55,000 years! This is believed to be true because the island itself has remained untouched and ‘undiscovered’ since it was founded.