This Strange Tribe Actually Exists, And Their Way Of Life Is Breathtakingly Simple.
Far away from civilization in the remote northern parts of Khövsgöl Aimag in Mongolia lives the Tsaatan people. The Tsaatan are reindeer herders that made their way from Russia generations ago, and they are now one of the last remaining groups of nomadic reindeer herders in the world.
There are innumerable things that make the Tsaatan people so fascinating, but one of the most compelling parts of their existence is how their people have managed to withstand thousands of years in subarctic climates, relocating between five and 10 times per year. To learn more about the Tsaatan, see the incredible photos below.
The Tsaatan people feel that if the world's reindeer disappear, so will their culture.
In a lot of ways, the Tsaatan and the reindeer depend on one another.
Reindeers provide the Tsaatan with milk and cheese to live on.
They're also used as transportation, particularly for little Tsaatans who have a hard time making such long journeys.
Their clothes are also often made from reindeer hair.
Inside of their modest dwellings, reindeer dung fuels their stoves.
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