The Ruessi Karen of Lay Tong Ku

Less than one thousand people live in the village proper. They follow strict rules of conduct based on religious principles and edicts from their Head Ruessi. These rules include a dress code that makes it easy for the outsider to identify members of their community. Their religiously inspired diet is reflected in their healthy bodies. Their high moral conduct and strong belief system imparts a bearing of pride rarely is seen in indigenous peoples today. These hard working people who have suffered through many years of war are very friendly but wish to remain in seclusion. Daytime visitors are sometimes welcome but only if they come without hidden agendas and observe the Ruessi rules of conduct.

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