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.
Ethnic Symbol in Post-Communist Sakha Republic (Iakutiia)
the North Caucasus The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) lies in northeastern Siberia and is part of Russia's Far Eastern Federal District. Before its colonization by the Russian Empire in 1632, it was inhabited by cattle- and horse-breeding Sakha (Yakut
The Shifting Political Implications of Cousin Marriage in Nineteenth-Century America
–483) takes up the issue in relation to the inbreeding of various species, both domestic and wild. With regard to horse breeding, especially those known as Morgan horses, Bell notes (ibid.: 482): Breeding from kindred has been so common among them, that some