Ethnographic expedition to the village of Tugur, Tuguro-Chumikansky District, Khabarovsk Territory

In the period from July 11 to July 22, 2017 employees of the Khabarovsk Krai Museum named after N.I. Grodekov, a researcher of the Department of Ethnography. V.B. Malakshanova, a researcher of the ethnography department, and K.E. Peresypkina, a leading curator of funds, made an expedition to the place of compact residence of Evenks in Tugur village of Tuguro-Chumikansky district of Khabarovsk Krai. 

The main task of the planned expedition was to collect empirical, material and documentary materials about the socio-economic and socio-cultural development of the indigenous population of the Tuguro-Chumikansky district - the Evenks.

The expedition program consisted of several stages: first (from July 11 till July 15) - gathering data and working with documents in the municipal archive of Nikolaevsky region (Nikolaevsk-on-Amur city); second stage (from July 16-17) - gathering materials in the Lydia settlement in the camp of the reindeer herders of the clan community "Nyot"; the next stage (from July 18-21) - gathering field materials in the Tugur village of Tuguro-Chumikansky region. During the whole expedition we gathered a rich photo and video material that will be used in the research and highlighting of the issues of preserving the historical and cultural heritage of the Evenks and the problems in the development of traditional life forms at the present stage. Materials, the diary and unique items of reindeer herding culture received as a gift will be transferred to the funds and archive of the museum.

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