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Last tribe of gunner in Guizhou


09:52, November 19, 2011

Villagers fire guns during a welcome ceremony for visitors in Basha, a hamlet of Miao ethnic group, in Congjiang County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Nov. 17, 2011.(Xinhua/Tian Weitao)

Basha is a place where ancient culture is most completely protected, and this group is quite different from other Miao groups in terms of clothing and daily life. The men in the village dress like ancient warriors, wearing guns and knives every day. The hair on their heads is mostly shaved except in the middle, where it is twisted and knotted. As villagers in the tribe are permitted by local authorities to hold guns, they are dubbed as "the last tribe of gunner in China".

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