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Tales of Yukaghir
Lamut and Russianized Natives of Eastern Siberia
Waldemar Bogaras; Lenore Grenoble, intro.



Adventures in New Lands

International Polar Institute
2009 • 336 pp. 4 1/4 x 5 1/4"
Arctic Studies / Anthropology

$19.95 Paperback, 978-0-9821703-4-2


Reprint of 1918 edition

Tales of adventure and courage among the peoples of Eastern Siberia

First published in English in 1918 by the American Museum of Natural History in its series of Anthropological Papers, the stories told here in Tales of Yukaghir were collected among Russianized natives of Eastern Siberia at the end of the nineteenth-century while Bogaras was exiled into North-Eastern Siberia for revolutionary activities. These tales tell of kings, young heroes on horseback, and adventurous animals with varied powers, relating details of native life that clearly show their Russian or Turko-Mongol provenance. In addition to delighting audiences around the world, Bogoras’s work in ethnography and ethnology proved valuable to the development of the field of linguistics.

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A widely published ethnographer and novelist, WALDEMAR BOGORAS was a “populist revolutionary” whose studies of the northern Siberian tribes became classics in the field.



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