Re: An Observation About Yinkin

From: Todd Gardiner <todd.gardiner_at_xHDTe4N-wmvE4hhVilSSbKd0trQ8QtkQMLUh2PCYlbSsV5GXImasYGNAqWSuJu>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 08:51:51 -0800

But Jeff's comments suggest that a hunter won't be using clearly defined lands for hunting. Thus making visits to other clans at the end of a day of hunting more common.
In fact, following prey for a few miles, especially after you have wounded it with your bow, is common in hunting. It seems to me that visiting hunters caught away from their tula following a long day's hunt would not be uncommon. So long as the hunter avoids visits to the areas of feuding clans, he/she might even be welcome for news that they bring.

And, who would you rather play host to? An friendly and flirtatious tomcat or a gruff and taciturn bear?

On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 6:56 AM, Jeff Richard <> wrote:

> > The difficulty with that is a clan member hunting on a neighbouring
> > clan's tula. Unless there's some agreement to do so you're likely
> > to provoke a feud.
> >
> > The assumption that clan tulas are always widely separated is
> > wrong. Particularly in areas of better farmland, such as river
> > valleys, adjacent clans will be a few miles apart. In some cases
> > I understand the tulas actually overlap.
> This is right. The clearly defined clan lands typically consist of
> the fields and settlements of the clan. Clans will claim pastures,
> meadows, woods and other such locations, but these claims are often
> contested or shared. Claim to pasture lands are normally much more
> strongly contested than woodlands and many feuds have been started by
> such competing claims.
> Jeff

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