Genghis Kahn Essay
In about 1162, Yesugei, a local chieftain and his wife had their second son, Genghis Kahn. (Originally Genghis was named Temujin) Although it is not certain when Temujin was born, we do know where. Temujin was born along the banks of the Onon River.Today the Onon River is known as the border between northern Mongolia and southeastern Russia. There is a legend that said Temujin was born holding a large clot of blood in his hand, which is said to signify as soon he to have a career of being the world conqueror. Yesugei and his wife would have never of guessed that they would be the parents of a man that would be passed on as the man who took the most land ever in history.
As a small child, Temujin had an extremely tough life. At the age of nine, Temujin and his father went on a mission to the deep east of Mongolia to find him (Temujin) a wife. There he met a ten-year-old girl named Borte. She was the daughter of the chieftain of Temujin's mother's people. Temujin was left there to stay with the Konkirat because of custom. During that time it was custom that a son-in-law was to be brought up in the tent of his future father-in-law's tent. Yesugei left Temujin there and on his way home the chief of a rival clan poisoned Yesugei food. Yesugei only had enough time to tell one of his people to get Temujin out of danger and safe at home with his mother. Once they got Temujin home, he was pronounced as the new chieftain of their people.
Soon to follow, their followers abandoned Temujin and his family, the Taichi'ut took over. Terrified of what happened to his father, Temujin and his family ran away. After all that had happened to Temujin he had grown-up into a young man. He also returned back to visit the Konkirat to claim his wife, Borte. There he was given a gift, a black sable coat. He showed his coat to Toghril, an ally of Yesugei and the ruler of Keriet, which was a tribe in central Mongolia.Toghril then took