The Social Significance of the Shaman among the Chinese Reindeer-Evenki
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AROUND THE END of the 1820S, a small group of Evenki migratedwith their reindeer into the mountain taiga of the Great Amur Bendin northeastern China. The area was rich in game at the time, and there was suf³cient moss for the reindeer. Necessary bartering was done with the Cossacks of the border areas on the left banks of the Amur and the Argun rivers.