This book deals with the peoples and traditions of Siberia. It will interest a wide range of people as it is a book on art, sociology and history. Documents discovered recently in the hidden backrooms of St Petersburg s Ethnological Museum have proved to be of sensational importance. In this book, the contents of these documents are reinterpreted and published for the first time. The authors brilliantly convey their enthusiastic admiration for the peoples who have so successfully and for so long contended against both a hostile environment and political dominance.