THE RAUTE PEOPLE
PHOTO and TEXT
Mr Reihnard located the Raute tribe in January 1969 and did research on and off with them until April 1969, then again in
1975 and 1994 .
This is one of the last nomadic hunting-gathering tribes in the world.
They roam throughout the hills of
western Nepal hunting monkeys and trading wood vessels with villagers for grain.
The Author founds a related group, the Ban Raut,
living in Darchula but gradually taking up agriculture and working as part time laborers for villagers.
PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHAN REINHARD