Matsés Community

The Matsés are a community of indigenous people from the Peruvian Amazon. They are spread over circa 20 villages in the Yaquerana district, in the north eastern region, on the border to Brazil. The contact with the outside world was made relatively late in comparison to other native tribes, since it took place in 1969. Therefore, they have maintained a relatively unchanged way of life, off game hunting. Equally, the remoteness of their territory significantly limits their access to modern amenities. 

Native communities in the Northeast Peru/Brazil border region.

Zoom on the distribution of Matsés villages in their territory.