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The Yi people have a long tradition. They have lived in Liangshan Mountains over centuries and were never occupied by Han. In the thirteenth Century, the Mongols conquered this region. The Yunnan region was later annexed into China. Yi communities were forced from their traditional cremation practices, and forced to have burials. The opium-war also had severe consequences for the Yi. After the Opium Wars, Christian missionaries visited Yi to convince the Yi people that they should be independent. H