Дмитрий Воцке (votske) wrote,
Дмитрий Воцке

Про важность соболя в 19 веке на Камчатке

«The sable is the principal fur sought by the merchants in Kamchatka, or trapped by the natives. The animal is caught in a variety of ways, man's ingenuity being taxed to capture him. The 'yessak,' or 'poll-tax' of the natives is payable in sable fur, at the rate of a skin for every four persons. The governor makes a yearly journey through the peninsula to collect the tax, and is supposed to visit all the villages. The merchants go and do likewise for trading purposes.»

Отрывок из книги: Thomas Wallace Knox. «Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life.» iBooks.
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Tags: kamchatka, sable, Евразия, Камчатка, путешествия, соболь, этнография
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