Buryat Religion and Society

  title={Buryat Religion and Society},
  author={Lawrence Krader},
  journal={Southwestern Journal of Anthropology},
  pages={322 - 351}
  • L. Krader
  • Published 1 October 1954
  • Geography
  • Southwestern Journal of Anthropology
T HE BURYATS are the northernmost Mongol-speaking people, occupying the steppes and river-sides to the east, south, and west of Lake Baikal. They have been subject to acculturative processes since early in the 17th century when Russian explorers and colonialists first came into contact with them, the contact having extended uninterruptedly since then down to the present day. The Buryats are by tradition a pastoral nomadic people with a considerable investment in hunting. They are the… Expand
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