Piers Vitebsky on "The Reindeer People"

The Reindeer People

Piers Vitebsky is an anthrpologist who studies the Eveny or Reindeer People of Siberia. He tells Steve Paulson they keep herds of reindeer for meat, but also have personal, consecrated reindeer animal doubles, which they believe will die for them. Vitebsky's book is "The Reindeer People: Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberia."

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