Photos of Rawang People in the Hkakabo Razi Area

(Photos of Tibetan People of the Area)

Photos taken in Kachin State, Myanmar, during the California Academy of Sciences expeditions in the Fall of 2001 and in 2002-2003.

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Road supervisor at the Rawang village of U Rein Ga along the Nam Tisang River in Hkakabo Razi National Park, northern Kachin State, Myanmar.  He traditionally supported his family primarily by hunting with cross-bow and poison-tipped arrows, an activity that is now prohibited in the new park preserve.  He is wearing his boar tusk headman's hat.

(Photo credit: P. Christiaan Klieger, California Academy of Sciences, 2001)
 
 

Rawang villagers at Ratbaw along the Nam Tisang River.
(Photo credit: P. Christiaan Klieger, California Academy of Sciences, 2001)
 
 

Young Rawang man at Htanga village (a Lisu and Rawang village along the Htanga River).
(Photo credit: P. Christiaan Klieger, California Academy of Sciences, 2001)
 
 

Rawang villagers at Ratbaw watching a man catch a venomous snake.
(Photo credit: P. Christiaan Klieger, California Academy of Sciences, 2001)
 
 

Mostly Rawang porters gathered at Machambaw along the Mali Hka River for the
California Academy of Sciences expedition in the Fall of 2001.
(Photo credit: P. Christiaan Klieger, California Academy of Sciences, 2001)
 
 

The Baptist minister and assistant headman of the village of Ratbaw.
(Photo credit: P. Christiaan Klieger, California Academy of Sciences, 2001)
 
 

U Phyanrik Min, Government Planning Director, in front of a restored Rawang
longhouse at the Rawang Museum in Putao.
(Photo credit: P. Christiaan Klieger, California Academy of Sciences, 2002-2003)
 
 

Storekeeper at the main Putao bazaar. She is in her 80s and is modeling
traditional Rawang longyi, beads, and basket.
(Photo credit: Dong Lin, California Academy of Sciences, 2002-2003)
 
 

The Rawang town of Gaw Lei, about 60 miles northeast of Putao.
(Photo credit: P. Christiaan Klieger, California Academy of Sciences, 2002-2003)
 
 

Rawang house at the village of Tezutu on the Aung Wang River in Hkakabo Razi.
(Photo credit: P. Christiaan Klieger, California Academy of Sciences, 2002-2003)
 
 

Dawi, aged 45, the last male T'rung "Pygmy" in Burma, with his Htalu Rawang relative in the village of Krone, Hkakabo Razi.
(Photo credit: Dong Lin, California Academy of Sciences, 2002-2003)
 
 

The village of Karon or Krone on the Aung Wang River, home of the last full-blooded T'rung "Pygmies" in Burma, Htalu Rawang, and other part T'rung, part Htalu Rawang individuals.
(Photo credit: Dong Lin, California Academy of Sciences, 2002-2003)
 
 


 

People of Putao
(Photo credit: Dong Lin, California Academy of Sciences, 2002-2003)