The Horse of Sakha

Ethnic Symbol in Post-Communist Sakha Republic (Iakutiia)

in Sibirica
Author: Emilie Maj
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This report is on contemporary processes related to horse breeding in Sakha (Iakutiia), northeastern Russia. I demonstrate the importance of the horse figure in the philosophy of the Sakha, a hunting and herding people of Siberia, as well as the parallelism between the diminishing utilitarian function of the horse and reinforcing symbolism in the post-communist context.

Sibirica

Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies

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