Mansi & Deer

Chairman of the village council of Burmantovo Mihail Ananyevich Mokrushin, character witness for Mansi (Case files 221-221) and Petr Yakimovich Bahtiyarov (Case files 225-226) mentioned that every Mansi in the area lost half of their deer herds to a illness "kopytka" (necrobacteriosis - ed. note) and wolves appeared to feed on the dead deer.

The long stick that shepherds use to herd the deer is called a trochee.

The photos are from Vladimir and Lidiya Androsov's collection "My friends – the Mansi" (Alternative site: Part 1 and Part 2)


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