Gauchos

  Nomadic and colourful horsemen and cowboys have wandered the prairies as early as the 1700s, when wild Cimarron cattle overpopulated the flatlands. In the 18th century, when leather was in high demand, Gauchos arose to clandestinely hunt the huge herds of horses and cattle. “A Gaucho without a horse is only half a man” The word ‘Gaucho’ was used …

Tsaatan

Tsaatan (reindeer people) are the last reindeer herders who survived for thousands of years inhabiting the remotest subartic taiga, moving between 5 and 10 times a year. Presently, only 44 families remain, their existence threatened by the dwindling number of their domesticated reindeer. “If there were no reindeer we would not exist” The Tsaatan rely on the animal for most, if …

CHUKCHI

  The ancient Arctic #Chukchi live on the peninsula of the Chukotka. Unlike other native groups of Siberia, they have never been conquered by Russian troops. Their environment and traditional culture endured destruction under Soviet rule, by weapon testing and pollution. “The way you treat your dog in this life determines your place in heaven” Due to the harsh climate …