The Dukha People Have An Amazing Connection With The Wild Animals That Surrounds Them

The Dukha people have trained and use reindeer for transportation.

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These children learn when they are very young how to ride reindeer.

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The reindeer are like pets to the Dukhas.

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They are so adorable.

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The Dukha are also known as “Tssatan”, which means the reindeer herder.

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There are only 44 Dukha families left, about 200 to 400 people.  The reindeer herds are becoming less also.

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The Dukhas main source of income is from the tourist.  They put on performances, sell their crafts and give reindeer rides.

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The Dukha also train wolves.

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They hunt small animals such as rabbits and they sell their furs for about two US dollars.

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The golden eagle helps them hunt.

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Only a few eagle hunt, for it is a privilege and highly respected among them.

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The Dukha have a spiritual connections with their animals and are very respectful of their relationships.

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They stay isolated from the rest of the world.

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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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