The Dukha people have trained and use reindeer for transportation.
These children learn when they are very young how to ride reindeer.
The reindeer are like pets to the Dukhas.
They are so adorable.
The Dukha are also known as “Tssatan”, which means the reindeer herder.
There are only 44 Dukha families left, about 200 to 400 people. The reindeer herds are becoming less also.
The Dukhas main source of income is from the tourist. They put on performances, sell their crafts and give reindeer rides.
The Dukha also train wolves.
They hunt small animals such as rabbits and they sell their furs for about two US dollars.
The golden eagle helps them hunt.
Only a few eagle hunt, for it is a privilege and highly respected among them.
The Dukha have a spiritual connections with their animals and are very respectful of their relationships.
They stay isolated from the rest of the world.
These people are very connected to the wild and all the animal life that lives in their region of the world. The have developed a relationship with wild animals that is utterly astonishing.
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