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Historical photos of 56 ethnic groups in China (Part Ⅳ)

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Historical photos of 56 ethnic groups in China (Part Ⅳ)

Two Oroqen children learn how to shoot an arrow, photo taken by Zhuang Xueben in 1954. [Photo/ China Photographers Association]

Oroqen ethnic group

Bestowed with rich resources, there are a large variety of wild animals, which have provided the Oroqen people with a hunting life for hundreds of years. Records of their hunting can be traced back more than 1,000 years.

Oroqen men are apt at making wares with bone, wood and iron. Women are good at sewing leather clothes and carving on wares made of birch-bark. Birch-back is a durable, light and water-proof variety of wood. Oroqen people take great pride in their boat building abilities. Boats are a very important form of transportation and have retained their importance even though other forms of vehicles are now available to them.

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