Forest Enets

Reindeer-herding and food

In the old days, the Russian government sent food to the Enets people by helicopter. One day, having not localised the speaker’s camp, the helicopter threw the food on their boloks. Unfortunately, a bear reached the bolok before the speaker and his companions.  

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

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