Photo: Cover of the newspaper O Globo with the first photo of a Panará. SOURCE Before its News article below.
From Before its News
Thursday, January 24, 2013 21:14
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, there were still large areas of Brazil that were unexplored. At that time, a tribe of “Indians giants” more than 2 meters tall was discovered living in northern Mato Grosso. They were feared by neighboring tribes. A true legend in the region, which began to be reported by some media outlets.
The Panará stepped back into Brazilian history in the 1970’s. Nobody knew what they called themselves. They were “giant Indians,” or Krenacore, Kreen-Akore, Kreen-akarore, Krenhakarore, or Krenacarore – variations of the Kayapó name kran iakarare, which means “round-cut head,” a reference to the traditional haircut that is typical of the Panará. In extensive reports from the time of contact, there is an underlying concern with explaining their unknown origin. Calling them giants, or white Indians or black Indians, was a way of identifying them while removing them from the disturbing state of absolute otherness. . . . Read Complete Report