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Antler on the Sea, the Yup'ik and Chukchi of the Russian Far East
by Anna Kerttula
- CULTURAL PORTRAIT
- 240 PAGES
A portrait of the daily life, culture and economy of a typical village along the Chukotka Peninsula. Yup'ik hunters of sea mammals, nomadic Chukchi reindeer herders, and Russian newcomers live and work side-by-side in the village of Sireneki, where the author, an anthropologist, lived for 18 months. Sireniki, like many villages in chukotka, was originally inhabited by the Yup'ik but today accommodates the Chucki that were settled in cooperative Reindeer farms along with the Russian teachers and administrators who came from outside the region, an instructive cultural mix. An insightful portrait of contemporary life for those lucky enough to travel to Provideniya and villages along the Bering Sea.