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Larger context for LACK in Corpus USbrown_UKbncw/UK_bncw.txt

  Such were, for instance, the Khantys and Mansis, the Tungus (Evenki and Even), the Sarnoeds(Nenets, Enets and Nganasans), and the Yukagirs.   The other group consisted of horse and cattle- herding peoples of the steppes and mountain pastures of the southern margin of Siberia who, while wearing animal-skin garments in winter, were also well acquainted with textiles.   These included the Buryat Mongols, the Turkic peoples of the Altai-Sayan mountains, and the west Siberian Tatars.   This division reflects one of several points of contrast between the Siberian natives and those of northern North America.   lack >   Before the advent of the Europeans the latter lack ed any contact with more "advanced cultures (except in so far as the influence of the Aztecs and other peoples of Central America may have percolated northward), whereas Siberia, as part of the "Old World cultural complex, was subject to many influences ( however remote) from the great civilizations of Eurasia.     Above all this meant China, but also included Persia, since the nomadic pastoralists of the steppes (who had their own, sophisticated equestrian culture) carried elements of these cultures to the northern forest peoples.