Reindeer people of Siberia. Photo courtesy of
Reindeer people of Siberia. Photo courtesy of "Reindeer People: Living With Animals and Spirits in Siberia," by Piers Vitebsky (published by Houghton Mifflin). Copyright 2005 Houghton Mifflin, used with permission.
The Reindeer People
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For centuries, the Eveny people of Siberia have followed reindeer as they migrate across a frozen landscape in search of food. In a part of the world where the mercury can drop to minus 96, the Eveny rely on reindeer for transportation, food, and clothing. Host Peggy Wehmeyer talks with British anthropologist Piers Vitebsky who has spent more than two decades studying the Eveny and living with them in Siberia.

The Reindeer People (book by Dr. Vitebsky on

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