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A Description of Siberian Peoples. Indigenous Peoples of Siberia: Marriage and Family

... with his friends and relatives, should be on guard, ready to deal with a possible attack: the bride’s relatives or the lawful bridegroom and his companions may try to fight back the capture from him. The scrambles may be violent; somebody can even be killed, especially with the Tungus, who attack each other with bows and arrows, whilst other Siberians normally use sticks as a weapon. The one who wins in these skirmishes gets the bride, but the kalym is to be paid anyway even if it happens years after the marriage has taken place. Until the entire kalym has been paid, ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , Siberia , expedition , Gerhard Friedrich Mueller , husband , bride , kalym , bridegroom , wife , marriage , family
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A Description of Siberian Peoples. Indigenous Peoples of Siberia: Marriage and Family

... with his friends and relatives, should be on guard, ready to deal with a possible attack: the bride’s relatives or the lawful bridegroom and his companions may try to fight back the capture from him. The scrambles may be violent; somebody can even be killed, especially with the Tungus, who attack each other with bows and arrows, whilst other Siberians normally use sticks as a weapon. The one who wins in these skirmishes gets the bride, but the kalym is to be paid anyway even if it happens years after the marriage has taken place. Until the entire kalym has been paid, ...

Modified: 30.05.2005
Second Kamchatka expedition , Siberia , expedition , Gerhard Friedrich Mueller , husband , bride , kalym , bridegroom , wife , marriage , family
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