Unformatted text preview: The process of putting a reindeer mask on a sacrificed horse showed me that people who live off of these animals don’t take them for granted at all. Another thing that proves their appreciation is the tattoos found on the preserved and mummified bodies. I enjoyed the two legends that are supposedly the way that domestication of the reindeer first emerged. They both seem farfetched but I guess that’s how most legends are. I like how both stories establish the idea that the domestication benefits both the human and the animal. I didn’t like the fact that the Soviets tried to intervene with the way the reindeer people live. This intervention reminded me of how the Chinese government tried to “civilize” the Na and force them to have permanent spouses....
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- Spring '08
- Santa Claus, Reindeer, Santa Claus's reindeer, Northeast Siberia