Photo by @chamiltonjames words by @chrisfagan_uac on assignment in the Peruvian Amazon. Huni Kuin girls patiently await breakfast in the community of Curanjillo near Peru’s Alto Purús National Park. Contacted by missionaries in the mid-1900’s, the Huni Kuin live in small villages in the Peru—Brazil borderlands and survive mainly on subsistence hunting, fishing and tending small gardens. Peccary, tapir, monkeys and giant catfish provide a protein-rich diet, but living in the most remote part of the Amazon if not the world has its challenges. Access to medicine, proper schooling and other government services is limited. Plus, they reluctantly share the forest with still-isolated tribes who raid the Huni Kuin’s gardens and occasionally villages during their seasonal migrations.