By Waldemar Bogoras
Влади#769;мир Ге#769;рманович Богора#769;з (псевдонимы Н. А. Тан, В. Г. Тан; известен также как Тан-Богора#769;з, 15 (27) апреля 1865— 10 мая 1936) — писатель, выдающийся этнограф и лингвист (специалист по чукчам и другим палеоазиатским народам).Около трёх лет (1895—1897) кочевал среди чукчей. В 1899 году уехал в США, гдe работал куратором этнографической коллекции Американского музея естественной истории и подготовил к печати получившие всемирное признание монографии по этнографии и мифологии чукчей.Крупный этнограф, член-корреспондент Академии наук, профессор Института народов Севера, вёл обширную исследовательскую и педагогическую работу. В последние годы был директором Музея религии и атеизма (располагавшегося в здании Казанского собора в Ленинграде)
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The girl held on to the steering-paddle, but her father struck her with a paddle on the wrist. So she let go of the steering-paddle. They left her, and set off far away for the other shore. The daughter was left quite alone at the camp-site. Even though a house had been there, there was now nothing at all, no house. Therefore she began to weep, and put that bare skull outside. Then she pushed it with her foot, and said, weeping, 'This one is the cause of (it) all. What has he done, the bad one?
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Then there ke'lE old woman big was cooking BOGORAS, CHUKCHEE TEXTS. 44 woman was cooking heads. He entered. "What is the matter? " Then he entered, and sat down on a pillow. When he sat down, the ke'lE-woman came to meet him. She carried her woman's knife, which was covered with coagulated blood, and began to whet it. All at once he rushed upon the one who was Whetting the knife, snatched away her [woman's] knife, hit her on the head, and so she perished. He murdered her. Then he went out, set off again, and saw a house.