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RC.2012-03
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RC.2012-03
Inside their family's Yaranga (tent), Tamara & her brother Vanya, tie willow twigs and the leg from a sacrificed reindeer to a tent pole. This ritual, to adorn their tent is carried out during the first day of the Chukchi 'Festival of the Young Reindeer'. Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-04
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RC.2012-04
As part of a ritual, a sacrificed reindeer's heart & tongue adorn a tent pole in a Chukchi Yaranga, while Tamara plays her family's sacred during during the first day of the Chukchi 'Festival of the Young Reindeer'. Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-05
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RC.2012-05
On a rainy afternoon, during the Chukchi 'Festival of the Young Reindeer', a herder brings the reindeer back to the camp. Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.
RC.2012-06
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RC.2012-06
In the evening of the first day of the Chukchi 'Festival of the Young Reindeer', Tamara play's her family's sacred drum in their Yaranga (tent). The Chukchi believe that the sounds of the drum calms the reindeer. Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-07
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RC.2012-07
In the evening of the first day of the Chukchi 'Festival of the Young Reindeer', Tamara play's her family's sacred drum in their Yaranga (tent). The Chukchi believe that the sounds of the drum calms the reindeer. Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-08
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RC.2012-08
In the evening of the first day of the Chukchi 'Festival of the Young Reindeer', Tamara play's her family's sacred drum in their Yaranga (tent). The Chukchi believe that the sounds of the drum calms the reindeer. Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-09
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RC.2012-09
The skins and meat from sacrificed young reindeer adorns the inside of a Chukchi Yaranga (tent) during the 'Festival of the Young Reindeer'. Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-10
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RC.2012-10
On a rainy afternoon a herd of reindeer is driven across the tundra in autumn colour at the end of the Chukchi 'Festival of the Young Reindeer.' Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.
RC.2012-11
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RC.2012-11
On a rainy afternoon a herd of reindeer is driven across the tundra in autumn colour at the end of the Chukchi 'Festival of the Young Reindeer.' Liltinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia.
RC.2012-14
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RC.2012-14
At the end of the Chukchi 'Festival of Young Reindeer', Rita Votgyrgina, pounds the burnt bones of the sacrificed reindeer into a fine powder with an ancestral ceremonial stone hammer and mortar. The powdered bones will then be buried at the site of a ritual fire, close to the family's Yaranga (tent). Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-15
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RC.2012-15
An ancestral stone hammer & mortar used at the end of the Chukchi 'Festival of Young Reindeer', to pound the burnt bones of the sacrificed reindeer into a fine powder. The powdered bones will then be buried at the site of a ritual fire, close to the family's Yaranga (tent). Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-16
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RC.2012-16
An ancestral stone hammer used at the end of the Chukchi 'Festival of Young Reindeer', to pound the burnt bones of the sacrificed reindeer into a fine powder. The powdered bones will then be buried at the site of a ritual fire, close to the family's Yaranga (tent). Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-17
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RC.2012-17
At the end of the Chukchi Festival of Young Reindeer', children help Rita Votgyrgina, bury the burnt powdered bones of sacrificed reindeer and make a mound surrounded by stones (Melgynvyn) at the site of a ritual fire, close to the family's Yaranga (tent). Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-18
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RC.2012-18
At the end of the Chukchi Festival of Young Reindeer', Rita Votgyrgina, collects small stones to place on burial mound (Melgynvyn), where the powdered bones of sacrificed reindeer are buried, close to the family's Yaranga (tent). Lultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-19
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RC.2012-19
At the end of the Chukchi Festival of Young Reindeer', Rita Votgyrgina, collects small stones to place on burial mound (Melgynvyn), where the powdered bones of sacrificed reindeer are buried, close to the family's Yaranga (tent). Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-20
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RC.2012-20
At the end of the Chukchi Festival of Young Reindeer', Rita Votgyrgina, places small stones on the burial mound (Melgynvyn), where the powdered bones of sacrificed reindeer are buried, close to the family's Yaranga (tent). Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-21
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RC.2012-21
At the end of the Chukchi Festival of Young Reindeer', Rita Votgyrgina, places small stones on the burial mound (Melgynvyn), where the powdered bones of sacrificed reindeer are buried, close to the family's Yaranga (tent). Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-22
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RC.2012-22
At the end of the Chukchi Festival of Young Reindeer', Rita Votgyrgina, stands by the burial mound (Melgynvyn), where the powdered bones of sacrificed reindeer are buried, close to the family's Yaranga (tent). Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-23
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RC.2012-23
Rita Votgyrgina, Chukchi woman stands her family's Yaranga (tent) at their summer pastures. Iultinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-24
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RC.2012-24
The burial mound (Melgynvyn), where at the end of the Chukchi 'Festival of the Young Reindeer' the powdered bones of sacrificed reindeer are buried, close to a family's Yaranga (tent). Iultinsky district, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-25
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RC.2012-25
The burial mound (Melgynvyn), where at the end of the Chukchi 'Festival of the Young Reindeer' the powdered bones of sacrificed reindeer are buried, close to a family's Yaranga (tent). Iultinsky district, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-26
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RC.2012-26
The burial mound (Melgynvyn), where at the end of the Chukchi 'Festival of the Young Reindeer' the powdered bones of sacrificed reindeer are buried, close to a family's Yaranga (tent). Iultinsky district, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-33
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RC.2012-33
The burial mound (Melgynvyn), where at the end of the Chukchi 'Festival of the Young Reindeer' the powdered bones of sacrificed reindeer are buried, close to a family's Yaranga (tent). Iultinsky district, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia
RC.2012-02
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RC.2012-02
Inside her Yaranga (tent) Rita Votgyrgina, a Chukchi woman, strips meat from the carcass of a sacrificed young reindeer. As part of the ritual the carcasses and meat will be used to adorn the inside of the tent, displayed on a bed of willow branches during the 'Festival of the Young Reindeer'. Liltinsky District, Chukotka, Siberia, Russia

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