IES: Russia



SAMOYED, Samoyad, Nenets (Siberia)



Samoyad girls are as “more or less valuable property”, and “the impecunious parent frequently sells his children at a very early age, in order that he may realise her value”[1]; marriage, however, is not considered a binding tie.











Janssen, D. F., Growing Up Sexually. VolumeI. World Reference Atlas. 0.2 ed. 2004. Berlin: Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology

Last revised: Sept 2004




[1] Jackson, F. G. & Montefiore, A. (1895) Notes on the Samoyads of the Great Tundra, J Anthropol Instit Great Britain & Ireland 24:388-410, at p405