National Geographic : 1921 May
494 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE A BURIAT MAN AND FOUR WOMEN ASSOCIATES Photographs by D. A . Foster A GROUP OF BURIATS NEAR CHITA, EASTERN SIBERIA The Buriats are a broad-shouldered, stalwart people of nomadic tendencies. They are noted for their devotion to their horses, and when a Buriat chief dies his steed is tied to a stake at his grave, there to die by starvation; but the thrifty heirs usually confine the horse by slender cords in order that it may break away. Note the members of the American Expeditionary Force to Siberia in the background.