Tuesday, July 7, 2009
(Found here) These guys look rough. When they're not fighting off Cossaks on their borders, they're riding reindeer around the tundra. They're Koryaks, indigenous inhabitants of the Kamchatka peninsular. This photo is from an anthropologist around 1900, photographing them posing with traditional armour and weapons, at the time being passed down as family hierlooms. More information here, or at Wikipedia, of course.