The film tells about folk art, everyday life and the main primordial professions of the northern Mansi people - reindeer husbandry, fishing and hunting. Khanty-Mansiysk National District. Types of taiga and the Ob River with numerous tributaries. Settlements in Saranpaul, Sosva, Kimkyasuy, Shchekurye, Tegah, the original villages where Mansi live. Household items of the Mansi people in the ethnographic museum. Wooden idols in the taiga. Sacred Mansi Stone; gifts at its foot. An ancient folk holiday on the sacred mountain of Mansi: women perform pagan rituals near a stuffed bear, ritual dances and games, a shaman's dance, folk craftswomen make birch bark boxes, jewelry, embroidery, performances of musicians playing national musical instruments. Pictures of the artist G. Raishev, which reflect the world of folk legends and traditions. G. Raishev talks about his painting "Yugorovaya Legend" (synchronously). Life and work of fishermen, reindeer herders, hunters. The storyteller L. M. Kon'kova, collector of Mansi folklore, tells the legends of the ancient Mansi (behind the scenes). The film includes newsreels illustrating environmental problems in the Khanty-Mansiysk District: deforestation, forest fires, garbage dumps, oil fields.