A bROG pA Essay

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a bROG pA





The people of the aBrog Pa live a very different and unique life. The aBrog Pa are
considered pastoralist people who live in the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet. They live
between 12,000 and 17,000 feet up in the Himalayan Mountains. For many of us, we would
find it nearly impossible to function at altitudes of this magnification yet the aBrog Pa
manage to have a civilized workable community in these elevations. The aBrog Pa have
managed to make a living and support them selves in these harsh environments. Although
they face problems at times, they usually find ways to solve them and continue with their
lives.

The aBrog Pa have devoted their lives to their animals in order for them to make a living.
The animals that this society depends upon are such animals as livestock, yak, sheep,
cattle, horse, and some camels. Their entire economic structure is based upon these
animals. The sheep in this society are important because of a particular kind of wool,
which links the economy with world trade and brings special affluence to the society. The
aBrog Pa do little if any hunting and gathering because animals are their main source of
food. Some of the animals are used for milking such as the hybrids because these are the
stronger animals and are said to produce more milk. This milk can either be drank or such
things as butter and cheese are made from it. They also use it in their tea, which is
drunk daily at meals or is offered to guest. Some animals are butchered for their meat.
Every part of the animal is used. They throw nothing away. For instance, they may use a
sheep’s stomach to store things in such as food. Even the animal’s blood is collected
because blood is a major part of their diet. They rely mainly on horses as their main form
of transportation. The horses are useful when the aBrog Pa have to move to different areas
of the mountain. They make hauling everything a lot easier. The animals also provide
clothing such as wool, skins, hair, and boots. Basically every article of clothing that an
aBrog Pa has is made from an animal in one way or another. Their tents are made entirely
from animal skins except the stakes. In order to get items that the aBrog Pa need but
cannot produce; they must trade for them. They will either sell or trade their animals or
animal products for grain and cash or they will use the cash they get from the animals to
buy things that they need to survive. Wealth in the aBrog Pa society is based upon the
number of animals that you own and how wisely you use them and to what affect.

The aBrog Pa as a group help and support eachother to certain extents. For the most part
though, the nuclear families are responsible for supporting themselves and their family
members. Other members of the group will help by watching your herd as they graze to make
sure they do not run off. Each family is responsible for supplying their families with
food and for the most part taking care of their herd. Other members may help you butcher
an animal or help you with some other task. It is asked in return that you help that
person at some point when they need help. In times of need, like in the winter, the whole
tribe or group will help eachother as much as they can. In order for your animals to make
it through the winter, you must make sure that you fatten the animals up as much as
possible in the summer months. This requires a lot of movement to different areas of the
mountain so the animals can feed. This requires lots of cooperation between family
members’ because they also must pack up and move with the herd. Each family member is
responsible for packing and unpacking certain items. The aBrog Pa must make decisions
about movement based on the needs of the animal not themselves because it is the herds
that support the aBrog Pa.

With the aBrog Pa’s culture being based around their herds, they do run into a few major
problems that they must deal with. Those problems have to deal with herd management. One
of the problems that the aBrog Pa are faced with is raids. There are wild animals that
will come and try to kill members of the herd. The aBrog Pa deal with this problem by
having people watching the animals at all times and they also have dogs that are very
protective and bark when they see an intruder or predators. All though it is impossible to
eliminate raiding all together, taking these steps makes it a lot harder. Another problem
that faces the aBrog Pa has to do with breeding. Since winter is such a hard time for the
people and the herds, the last thing they want is the animal dropping babies at the
toughest time of the year. They try to control the breeding by castrating a number of the
males. They only leave a few members of each species with the ability to breed. This helps
to control the problem a great deal. The aBrog Pa try to also eliminate the hybrid animals
from breeding because they think that the offspring will take away from the animal. If
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