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Tambaqui tribe
Tribe Profile
Season The Amazon
Namesake A native fish with the same name
Tribe Type Starting tribe
Day Formed Day 1
Rival Tribe(s) Jaburu
Tribe Status Merged with Jaburu on Day 20
Challenge Wins 5
Lowest Placing Member Ryan Aiken (16/16)
Highest Placing Member Matthew von Ertfelda (Runner-Up)

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Tambaqui had no insignia.


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Tambaqui was a tribe from Survivor: The Amazon.

Driven by testosterone, the men believed they would easily defeat their female rivals, flourishing at camp life. However, their overconfidence lost them most of the early challenges. Their tribe color is blue.


Original TribeEdit

S6 alex tS6 butch tS6 daniel tS6 dave t
S6 matthew tS6 rob tS6 roger tS6 ryan t

Post-Tribe SwitchEdit

S6 butch tS6 christy tS6 dave t
S6 heidi tS6 jeanne tS6 roger t
  • Butch Lockley
  • Christy Smith, a Children's Adventure Guide from Basalt, Colorado.
  • Dave Johnson
  • Heidi Strobel, a School Gym Teacher from Eldon, Missouri.
  • Jeanne Hebert, a Marketing Director from North Attleboro, Massachusetts.
  • Roger Sexton

Tribe HistoryEdit

Tambaqui worked well together at camp, easily building a shelter and making fire. They felt confident that they could beat the opposing Jaburu tribe. Tambaqui was shocked when they lost the first Immunity Challenge. The tribe was split between voting out Roger Sexton, whose attitude annoyed the tribe, or Ryan Aiken, who cost the tribe the challenge. At Tribal Council the tribe eliminated Ryan in a 4-3-1 vote.

Tambaqui lost the Reward Challenge in Storms, but won the Immunity Challenge. In Girl Power Tambaqui lost both the Reward and Immunity Challenges. The tribe unanimously eliminated Daniel Lue, for being the tribe outsider.

During Trapped Tambaqui won the Reward Challenge and later the Immunity Challenge. On Day 13 a tribe switch occurred. Roger Sexton, Dave Johnson and Butch Lockley were joined by Heidi Strobel, Jeanne Hebert and Christy Smith. The new Tambaqui tribe lost the Immunity Challenge. At camp the men convinced Heidi to join them in eliminating Jeanne, which caused Jeanne's elimination at Tribal Council.

Tambaqui won both of the challenges in More than Meats the Eye. In Girls Gone Wilder the tribes merged on Day 19. The original Tambaqui tribe had a 6-4 numbers advantage.




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