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A Description of Siberian Peoples. The Knights of the Taiga

... the winter, footprints in the snow help the Tungus to mark his path, and if he crosses somebody else’s path, he puts a branch or a bough across that path as a sign for the women to avoid it. Among all the peoples, the length of the bows for shooting arrows should match the height of their owner. Therefore, they measure it by the length of one’s outstretched arms. The best bows are hard to stretch; as a result, they can shoot further. If someone wants to boast of his strength, he shows how he can ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , Tunguses , Miller , expedition , Siberia , arrows
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A Description of Siberian Peoples. The Knights of the Taiga

... the winter, footprints in the snow help the Tungus to mark his path, and if he crosses somebody else’s path, he puts a branch or a bough across that path as a sign for the women to avoid it. Among all the peoples, the length of the bows for shooting arrows should match the height of their owner. Therefore, they measure it by the length of one’s outstretched arms. The best bows are hard to stretch; as a result, they can shoot further. If someone wants to boast of his strength, he shows how he can ...

Modified: 30.01.2005
Second Kamchatka expedition , Tunguses , Miller , expedition , Siberia , arrows
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