I. Why are nomads important?
II. How to look at the nomadic experience.
A. The biases of sedentary societies.
B. Is modern observation relevant?
C. The nature of the sources--material culture and written material.
D. The world through the nomads' eyes.
III. Nomadic life and culture.
A. Why and where nomadize?
B. Ecology and daily life.1. Housing: yurts, gers, etc.C. Interaction with sedentary societies.
2. Food and clothing.1. Essentials.D. Nature, beliefs, community.
IV. Historical continuity and change.