YANOMAMI INDIANS. South America, Brazil, Amazon. Yanomami indians, a primitive tribe, living in the tropical rainforest, in communal traditional molaca dwellings. They are huntergatherers passing on their traditions and skills from generation to generation. They are the guardians of their forest and its fragile ecosystem. Their lifestyle and their lands diminish every year in the face of encroaching deforestation, forest fires, campesinos who slash and burn primary rainforest, from cattle ranching, commercial plantations, gold and diamond mines.