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Aibat, the Nenets custom of eating of raw meat and drinking of blood straight from a reindeer carcass, Nadym Region, Siberia  

Aibat, the Nenets custom of eating of raw meat and drinking of blood straight from a reindeer carcass, Nadym Region, Siberia

Nomads of the Arctic

March 11th 2012
In the flat, white tundra it was hard to appreciate the vastness of 10,000 reindeer. I stood next to our sledge while grunting, snorting seas of bodies and antlers flowed around me in one direction then another. Dogs kept them moving while a Nenets man on a reindeer-drawn sledge, directing his transport beasts with light blows from a long wooden pole, moved from one part of the herd to another, lo ... read more
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