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The armour is more like a heirloom at this point because at that time the Koryaks had become quite comfortable with firearms. So yes, they are only dressed like that for the photographer.
Very aware of some claims that these are actually Chukchi people. But the AMNH library supports that these are Koryak, so I went with that.
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[Black-and-white photo of two Koryak men standing in the snow. They are both wearing traditional armor, consisting of a skirt-like ankle-length woven bottom, metal shields made to protect their face while they draw their bows, and a woven hat. Both men are holding a bow. The man on the right is knocking an arrow.]
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