Pictures of Mongolia's Reindeer People

Mongolian Reindeer Pictures: Dukha Boy with Squirrel Skins from Hunt
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Dukha girls lead the herd to graze in the mountains during the day and bring them back in the evenings. At the camp they are tied to the ground or herded inside a fenced area, where they spend the night after being milked.

Anthropologist Hamid Sardar suggests that 50 years of keeping reindeer in state farms under communism has left the younger Dukha devoid of knowledge regarding reindeer breeding.

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Photo gallery by Chelsea Lane-Miller
Photograph copyright Hamid Sardar
 
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