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Like their neighbours, the original Mongols were shamanists and animists.
The tribal shaman was an important figure, on a par with the tribal leader.
By the late 12th century the traditional system of tribal organization among the pastoral Mongol nomads had collapsed.
Pastoral communities had been previously organized by clan according to common bloodline, each clan not only owning its cattle collectively, but roaming collectively as a , under the supremacy of a leading family clan and a single elected Khan.
The Chin and the Sung had both been weakened by almost constant warfare with each other.
The Chin frequently attempted to defend their western borders from barbarian attack by forming alliances with some of the weaker nomadic groups.
They descended from the Hsien-pi, one of the many northern tribal confederations that the 5th century Chinese (History of the Later Han Dynasty) called the Tung-hu or Eastern Barbarians.
Much weakened, the Mongols were finally crushed by the Chin, who had formed an alliance with the Tatars, in 1161.
The Mongols were forced to pay tribute to the Chin and became increasingly poor.
The only sedentary state with any power in the region was the Chin or Jin (meaning gold) dynasty, founded by the Jürchids, one of the Tungusic tribes that had taken control of Manchuria from the Kitan in the early 12th century.
The south-east of China, including the whole Yangtze basin, was then ruled by the Sung dynasty.