Back to the origins: How modern hunters and gatherers live

Back to the origins: How modern hunters and gatherers live

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Traveling through the states of Nevada, Idaho, California and Oregon in the period from 2006 to 2012, Seattle photographer Adrain Chesser experienced a real spiritual awakening. In the company of the Indian Timothy the White Eagle, he lived among the nomadic informals who left life in decent society for the lifestyle of hunters and gatherers. Experiencing a real adventure in which all the difficulties of the game are worth the candle, Chesser captured this nomadic lifestyle on film, creating the project "Return to the Origins". The group traveled all over the country depending on the time of year, and its life was full of unusual activities for a modern person, such as hunting wild animals, butchering and cooking their carcasses on a fire, picking berries and building temporary dwellings. In his photo project, Chesser reveals a way of life in harmony with nature, reminiscent of how Native Americans lived. As the White Eagle aptly noted, this is a way of life in which "you give more than you take."

Back to the origins: How modern hunters and gatherers live

Back to the origins: How modern hunters and gatherers live

On the high road, Marble Mountains, California.

Back to the origins: How modern hunters and gatherers live

Picking berries, Marble Mountains, California.

Back to the origins: How modern hunters and gatherers live

Bloody Mustache, the mouth of the Steinacher River, California.

Back to the origins: How modern hunters and gatherers live

Butchering a goat carcass, Arco, Idaho.

Back to the origins: How modern hunters and gatherers live

Caught magpie, Deschutes River Canyon, Oregon.

Back to the origins: How modern hunters and gatherers live

Water dance, Deschutes River, Oregon.

Back to the origins: How modern hunters and gatherers live

Cubs, north of Virgin Peak, Nevada.

Back to the origins: How modern hunters and gatherers live

Mice, Nevada.

Back to the origins: How modern hunters and gatherers live

Psoralea, Lunar Craters, Idaho.

Back to the origins: How modern hunters and gatherers live

Burger King diner, Mesquite, Nevada.

Back to the origins: How modern hunters and gatherers live

Wigwam, Geneva, Oregon.

Back to the origins: How modern hunters and gatherers live

Butchering a rabbit, Dodge Pocket, Nevada.

Back to the origins: How modern hunters and gatherers live

At the hunting lodge, Arco, Idaho.

Back to the origins: How modern hunters and gatherers live

Water Carrier, Lunar Craters, Idaho.

Keywords: Nomads | Informals | USA

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