Forest Enets

A calm year

A Forest Enets speaker gives an account of what a good calm year meant for his reindeer herder ancestors. In a normal year, reindeer herders had to work hard to protect their stock from wild reindeer and wolves. They often lost many beasts and money. On a good year, there were no wild reindeer nor wolves and the herders could make lots of money from their cattle.

Recording: This text was recorded in Potapovo in 2009 by Maria Ovsjannikova in 2009. It was transcribed on paper by Viktor Palchin, edited and glossed by Andrey Shluinsky.