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Ostiak family with freshly-caught sturgeon. A bear is seen at lower right. The Ostiaks, also known as Ostyaks, Khanti or Khanty, are a small population of native people inhabiting a region to the east of the Ural mountains in the Russian Federation. They are hunters, fishers and herders. Illustration taken from a book dated 1705.
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