As the reindeer return from their grazing grounds, Dukha men and women herd the animals to a camp in the East Taiga near Tsagaan Nuur, Mongolia.
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A Dukha boy plays with a reindeer. Many Dukha children stay in dorms in a nearby town during the school year.
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A young Dukha boy swings in front of his family’s tepee. Dukha tepees were once made of birch bark, but now most are constructed from canvas.
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Uvugdorj Delger, a former ranger, sits with his wife as she makes milk tea – a common drink made with tea, salt, and reindeer milk.
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A Dukha man wears a pair of reindeer fur boots. These boots are prized possessions in the cold winter months for their insulating abilities.
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Two reindeer attempt to lock horns at their camp. Reindeer are released each day to graze; to make milking them easier, they are tied up after they return.
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A Dukha woman ties up a reindeer. Although women typically help with milking and caring for reindeer in the village, men are in charge of caring for the animals as they travel far from the villages in search of grazing grounds.