The Yukaghir and the Yukaghirized Tungus
AMS Press • 13 (1-3) • Published In 1975 • Pages: xvi, 469 ,  leaves of plates
By: Jochelson, Waldemar.
AbstractThis book provides a comprehensive description of Yukaghir culture and society based on ethnographic information and other evidence collected by the Jesup North Pacific Expedition. The focus of the expedition shifted from finding evidence for the peopling of the Americas across the Bering Straits to salvaging aspects of Yukaghir culture because they were deemed be on the eve of extinction from smallpox, starvation, and the burdens of a fur tax and tribute, as well as through absorption into other groups, including not just the politically-dominant ethnic Russians but other, relatively larger, native Siberian groups like the Sakha (Yakut) and Even (Tungus). Particularly detailed coverage is provided on mythology, religious practices, ceremonial artifacts, family life, health issues, transportation, and economic activities.
- Sub Region
- North Asia
- Document Type
- Ethnographer - 5
- Teferi Abate Adem ; 2019
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- eastern Sakha Republic, northern Magadan Oblast, and western Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia
- by Waldemar Jochelson
- Reprint of the 1926 ed. published by E. J. Brill, Leiden, and G. E. Stechert, New York, which was issued as v. 13, pt. 1-3 of the Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History, and as v. 9, pt. 1-3 of the Publications of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition,Includes index
- Includes bibliographical references (p. xiv-xvi) and index
- Evenki (Asian people)