The Jesup North Pacific Expedition

Edited by Franz Boas


Memoir of the American Museum

of

Natural History

New York


Volume VI

 THE KORYAK

by

 WALDEMAR JOCHELSON

LEIDEN

E.J. BRILL LTD

Printers & Publishers

1908

NEW YORK

G.E.STECHERT

American Agents

1908

       , 2005    


      CONTENTS  
  LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  Introductory 1
  Auothorities Quoted  3
  Alphabet 12
 

Part I. - Religion and Myths 

I.

Historical Remarks

13
II. Supernatural Beings 17
III. Guardians and Charms 32
IV. Shamanism and Incantations 47
V. Festivals and Sacrifices 65
VI. Birth, Death, and Funerals 100
VII. General View of Nature 115
VIII.

Myths of the Reindeer Koryak of the Taigonos Peninsula

125
IX. Myths of the Maritime Koryak of the Western Shore of Penshina Bay 197
X. Myths of the Camps on the Palpal Mountain-Ridge 231
XI. Tales of the Maritime Koryak of the Coast of Upper Penshina Bay  234
XII.

Tales of the Maritime Koryak of the East Coast of Penshina Bay

309
XIII.

Tales of the Koryak of the Coast Villages on Bering Sea

313
XIV. Tales of the Kamchadal 327
XV. Characteristics of Koryak Myths 341

List  of Episodes of Koryak Tales compared with Similar or Identical Elements of Other Mythologies

363
 
 

Part II. - Material Culture and Social Organization.

I. 

The Country of the Koryak

383
II.

The Koryak Tribe

406
III. 

Habitat and Villages

431
IV. Habitations 447
V.

Reindeer-Breeding

469
VI.  Dog-Breeding 502
VII. Fishing, Hunting, and War 525
VIII. Household Utensils and Food 565
IX.

Clothing

587
X.

Manufactures

608
XI.

Art

646
XII. Family Life 733
XIII. Social Life 761
XIV.

History  of the Contact of the  Koryak with  Russians, Americans, and Neighboring Peoples

783
      LIST OF  KORYAK  AND  ALLIED  NAMES.
      INDEX TO      VOLUME VI.

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