Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural by Waldemar Bogoras

By Waldemar Bogoras

From the Anthropological Papers Of the yank Museum Of average heritage Vol. XX, half I. Chapters contain: stories Of The Tundra Yukaghir; stories Of The Lamut; Kolyma stories; kid's tales; Markova stories; and, Anadyr stories.

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Told by John Korkin, a Tundra Yukaghir, on the western tundra of the Kolyma country, spring of 1895. 3. --W. --Bolte und Polívka, l. , vol. 1, 547; E. Cosquin, Contes populaires de Lorraine, vol. 1, 66, and vol. --F. B. There was a small river that flowed into the sea. Some Tungus lived at the mouth of the river, and caught fish. One time they came to the sea and saw a sea-spirit as big as a whale coming up from under the water. The sea-spirit said, "O people! you are here. " They prayed to him to let them live.

She struck the ground with her iron-pointed staff and turned into a bear, with a copper bell in each ear. She ran off swifter than ever, but the big mouth followed and gained on her steadily. Finally, it came very near, and was going to swallow her. Then she saw a Lamut tent covered with white skins. She summoned all her strength, and rushed on toward that tent. She stumbled at the entrance and fell down, exhausted and senseless. After a while, she came to herself and looked about. On each side of her stood a young man, their caps adorned with large silver plates.

I know a rock not far from here. " She went to the rock with a stone bottle and fetched some of the water. They washed the wound with it, and, lo! the youth came to life again. The girl took him by the hand and led him to her father. "This is the man who saved me. " So they killed the herdsman, the young man married the girl, and they lived there. The end. Told by Innocent Karyakin, a Tundra Yukaghir on the western tundra of the Kolyma country, winter of 1895. 4. The Sly Young Man This tale represents a mixture of some Russian and Yakut episodes adapted to the ideas and customs of the tundra inhabitants.

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