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Only 44 Dukha families remain, appx. 200- 400 people. They ride, breed, milk, and live off reindeer - populations dropped to appx 600 since the '70s (estimated then 2000) Since the democratization of Mongolia, no gov. programs are in place to replenish reindeer herds, direly endangering the Dukha way of life. Much of the Dukha income today comes from tourists who buy their crafts and to ride their domesticated reindeer. The name "tsaatan" means "reindeer herder" as in "tsaa bug" (reindeer).

Only 44 Dukha families remain, appx. 200- 400 people. They ride, breed, milk, and live off reindeer - populations dropped to appx 600 since the '70s (estimated then 2000) Since the democratization of Mongolia, no gov. programs are in place to replenish reindeer herds, direly endangering the Dukha way of life. Much of the Dukha income today comes from tourists who buy their crafts and to ride their domesticated reindeer. The name "tsaatan" means "reindeer herder" as in "tsaa bug" (reindeer).

Maori Shaman.   Owls are symbols of wisdom, and have the ability to see in the dark.  As mentioned in another pin, the word "Shaman" may be translated as "one who sees in the dark.

Owls are symbols of wisdom, and have the ability to see in the dark. As mentioned in another pin, the word "Shaman" may be translated as "one who sees in the dark.

visit Mongolia, experience the culture outside of the city and stay in a Yurt.

visit Mongolia, experience the culture outside of the city and stay in a Yurt. (love how she has them bundled up in arms.

Tsaatan (Dukha) Reindeer Nomads.Mongolia  - Corbis

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Nomadic Nenets reindeer herder in the tundra 100km north of Yar-Sale, Yamal Peninsula, Arctic Siberia

Nomadic Nenets reindeer herder in the tundra north of Yar-Sale, Yamal Peninsula, Arctic Siberia. That looks like entirely too much work.

in Mongolia, Tsaatan children are taught the ancient herding skills of their parents by corralling reindeer on the grasslands.

Tribal children are the inheritors of their territories, languages and unique ways of seeing the world; human repositories of their ancestors’ knowledge.

These photos of a lost Mongolia tribe are incredible - The Dukha tribe is one of the rare exceptions. The Dukha are a Tuvan-Turkic tribe that lives on the border of Mongolia and Russia, and they are best known as reindeer herders. But their connection with animals extends far beyond reindeer. Eagle hunting is also one of their pastimes.

These photos of a lost Mongolian tribe are incredible

Képtalálat a következőre: „hamid sardar-afkhami mongolia”

A beautiful girl in Mongolia petting a sheep before it is about to be sheared. From "Travel in Mongolia with Nomads."

Travel With the Nomads of Mongolia’s Wild West. A young girl pets a sheep about to be sheared.

Young Mongolian woman and child

Young Mongolian woman and child in traditional costume (deel) riding a horse, Province of Khovd, Mongolia, Central Asia, Asia - Stock Photos : Masterfile

Khanty woman, Khanty Mansia, Northwest Siberia  The Khants are indigenous to north-west Siberia in the Khanty-Mansi and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Districts that are located in the Tyumen region of the Russian Federation. They are calling themselves Khanti, Khande, Kantek (Khanty) which is derived from the combination "Khondy-Kho" (in the Khant language "man from the river Konda") and it has also been explained as meaning "Khan (King) people" and connected with the name of the ancient Huns.

Khanty woman, Khanty Mansia, Northwest Siberia located in the Tyumen region of the Russian Federation.

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