Forest Enets

The sick reindeer, the bear and the toddler

In this narrative, an Enets man tells the story of how his toddler daughter ran after a bear. One night, while caring for a sick reindeer, the Enets man and his companion noticed a bear standing near their camp. They chased after him to scare him. Little did they notice that one of the men’s one year old daughter was chasing after them.. 

Recording: The text was recorded in Potapovo in 2008 by Andrey Shluinsky in 2008. It was transcribed by Andrey Shluinsky with the help of Vitaliy Bolin, and glossed by Andrey Shluinsky.