Ethnographic expedition to Verkhnebureinsky district of Khabarovsk Krai
From July 3 to 12, 2019 there was a scientific expedition to Verkhnebureinsky district of Khabarovsk Krai.
The aim of the trip was to study the modern socio-economic and socio-cultural situation of the indigenous Evenks of Verkhnebureinsky district of Khabarovsk Krai in the twentieth - early twenty-first centuries.
The main tasks of the expedition were to collect scientific information and ethnographic items; to conduct interviews; to take photographs and video recordings; and to analyze empirical and documentary material on the socio-economic development of the Evenks.
During the trip we managed to visit several settlements of the district: Gerby, Soloni, Novy Urgal, Chegdomyn, Chekunda, and Elga. Talks were held with representatives of the Evenks and the local administration.
The planned work in the district archive and with the funds of the museum in the village of Chegdomyn was successfully carried out. Documents on the history of collective farms, on the population of settled national settlements (Mogdy, Nimanchik, etc.) and other settlements were processed, filing sheets of the local newspaper "Gornyak Severa" (now "Rabochoe Slovo") were reviewed. Materials and photos were scanned. The museum worked with the Evenki collection.
The collected materials will be used in scientific publications on the study of the Evenks of Khabarovsk Krai and the coverage of issues of preservation of historical and cultural heritage.