Book

The Yukaghir and the Yukaghirized Tungus

AMS Press13 (1-3) • Published In 1975 • Pages: xvi, 469 , [15] leaves of plates

By: Jochelson, Waldemar.

Abstract
This 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.
Subjects
Location
Topography and geology
Climate
Annual cycle
Hunting and trapping
Fishing
Domesticated animals
Pastoral activities
Settlement patterns
Dwellings
Animal transport
Vehicles
Transportation
Inter-community relations
Inter-ethnic relations
Shamans and psychotherapists
Mythology
Acculturation and culture contact
culture
Yukaghir
Region
Asia
Sub Region
North Asia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnographer - 5
Analyst
Teferi Abate Adem ; 2019
Coverage Date
1895-1902
Coverage Place
eastern Sakha Republic, northern Magadan Oblast, and western Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia
Notes
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
LCCN
73003531
LCSH
Yukaghir
Evenki (Asian people)