Chukchi People of Siberia

Chukchi People of Siberia

Reindeer Man

Chukchi live in the extreme northeastern part of Siberia.

chukchi-singing

This is permafrost-ville! You got some mountain taiga, flat tundra and some frozen desert. That’s ‘frozen desert’ not ‘frozen dessert’ which is yummy when you thaw it out. But there are about 15,000 Chukchis up there.

Chukchi-village

Talking Chukchi

In the Chukchi language, men and women pronounce some words differently.

chukchi-group 

Shaman You

The Chukchi Shamanism teaches that every living thing such as animals, plants, trees, flowers, rivers and nature have a spirit of their own. Chukchi shamans eat hallucinogenic mushrooms.

chukchi-armor

Folklore

The Chukchi have many legends about ancient battles between them and the Eskimos.

chukchi-tent

Hospitality

Life in Chukotka is very tough. That’s why the Chukchi take special care of their guests If anyone asks for food or to stay over, the Chukchi never refuse.

chukotka-clothes

Chukchi eat reindeer.

reindeer

Dogs

Together the Chukchi people and the Siberian Husky dog developed a special relationship.

siberian-huskey 

chukchi-man 

Chukchi Jokes

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