Udihe

Ginseng hunting

A personal story telling how the Udihe used to hunt for ginseng roots. The person who finds a ginseng root must scream «bancau» (sometimes rendered as панцуй) to reserve his/her right on it.

Recording: Udihe videos were recorded by Maria Tolskaya, some with participation of Elena Perekhvalskaya, in 2006 in the village Krasnyy Yar and in 2011 in the village Agzu.

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