The forest tribe


The Miao people of Basha are located in China’s southeast Guizhou province. They number just over 2100 people at present and following 1949, they were the only ethnic minority officially allowed to preserve their gun-carrying tradition. They have been called “China’s last gunman tribe”.

A blogger discovers their culture.

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