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Jahist tšuktšide juures
About Hunt among the Chukch

Author(s): Ülo Siimets
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum

Summary/Abstract: The article reviews hunting styles and means among the Chukches of the Chukotka Peninsula in 1971. For comparison, earlier descriptions of hunts are provided. The Coastal Chukchshes hunt mainly marine life. In the winter they also hunt rabbits, foxes, wolverines, polar foxes, wolves and occasionally polar bears. The herder Chukches live away from the coast and their game includes reindeer, snow sheep, brown bears, rarely polar bears and naturally rabbits, foxes, wolverines, wolves. Chukches specialising in hunting also catch squirrels, pine marten and sables. Hunting was inseparable from rites such as the bear's feast, deflecting evil spirits. The article contains ethnographic descriptions of classical catching equipment.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 31
  • Page Range: 159-176
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Estonian