NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 16, 1971
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(Studio) Tribe of natives with Stone Age culture discovered in Philippines.
(Philippines, East Indies) Tribe, called Tasadays, discovered by Philippine Govt. officials; Tasadays number only few dozen; believed isolated 500-1,000 years; live along riverbeds in dense jungle; tools are edge ground stone. Hunter from another tribe, Defal, made contact with Tasadays 5 years ago; gave them iron tools. Defal told Philippine Govt. official about Tasadays. [Anthropologist Dr. Robert FOX - says Tasadays describe outside contact as being like lightning; Tasadays don't want anything, don't ask about outside world; say Tasadays expecting a God. "Tasaday" comes from tribe's language, name for nearby mount; tribe has no words for any cultivated crops.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins, Jack Reynolds