DOBES Archive

Amganov_EI_kino_Esso_140609
'Kino' = This very amusing narrative, the fifth of the recording session, describes how an old man in Twajan snuck into the village hall when they showed movies and sat behind the screen, in order to avoid having to pay the 5 kopecks entrance fee; and also how the same old man pretended to blow out a lightbulb in order to darken the room so the film could start. There is a Russian version of the first bit (sneaking behind the screen) in the middle.
Sawing firewood
This session was made in the wood. Artem Solodikov was preparing firewood sawing buscket willows "tal'nik" with a petrol-powered saw. He saws off a trunck and saws it up into shorter pieces. When he has enough, he puts the firewood on the special back pack that is called "ponjaga" (a metall frame with straps).
RDA_TPK_names_origins
RDA and TPK are discussing, how women were giving birth in the old time, when people spent most of time nomading with reindeer. People made a special yurt which is called golomo. Some women helped with preparations. Men were going hunting. RDA also mentions, that a reindeer was given to a newborn as a sort of talisman, which would protect its owner.
Amganov_EI_first_tractor
'First tractor' = In this narrative, the second of the recording session (about 4 minutes long), EIA told the story of how the first two tractors came to the village of Twajan in 1958, and how the villagers built a bridge over the little stream (which was only ankle-deep) so that the tractors could drive into the village with pomp and ceremony.
Amganov_EI_crossing_river_140609
'Crossing river' = The last little anecdote of the day, which describes how they crossed a swollen river during a move of the reindeer herd.
Hedje_dance_Kamchatka
Lilia Banakanova, direktor of this folk dance group, anounces the round dance Hedje. She says, that it was finally revitalized on Kamchatka. This dance is well-known and popular among other Even groups (e.g. Evens libing in Yakutia), but it was not performed on Kamchatka for a long time. When dancing it is also accompanied by special sounds imitating the reindeer (khorkanje).
Solodikov_Artem_Nikolaevich_Managich_180609
AS told about his life, about the bridle he is making, and about hunting bears.
Amganov_EI_live_duck_Esso_140609
'Live duck' = This short narrative (only about 1 minute in length in Even) told about how EIA's son went hunting while on leave from the army; he shot a duck and brought it home in his rucksack. The next morning they noticed the rucksack was moving and took a look - it turned out the duck hadn't been killed after all, had just been grazed on its beak, and so lost consciousness, and it flew away as soon as they took it outside. This was the eighth narrative of the session.
Amganov_EI_whip_Esso_140609
'Whip' = This is a very brief narrative about how a cow herder hit a naughty boy with his whip from his horse in the same manner as he had just seen in the film 'Chapaev' about a hero in the Russian Civil War. It's the sixth recording of the session.
Bataxaeva_TE_childhood
It's a story from childhood of the informant (TEB). When she was a child, she lived in the reindeer herd with her parents. Every evening she heard a noise of fire and clanging of tableware. After that when she lived in a boarding school, she was dreaming she was in the herd, when she heard such a noise in the night (from the dining room). She tells also about her life and life of her family later, about her father's work.
Amganov_EI_leaving_Twajan
'Leaving Twajan' = The first and longest narrative, over 12 minutes, about EIA's childhood in Twajan and the relocation to Bystroe and Esso, with a bit about his life added in at the end.
Solodikov_AA_Tabun_1
Anatolij Afanajevich tells how to build a yurt, then a short tale about lazy bird, after that BP asks him to tell how his wife and he went from tundra to Anavgay once in the winter and their snow mobile was broken.
Amganov_EI_ducks_Esso_140609
'Ducks' = This narrative, the seventh of the session, has an element of 'Muenchhausen's stories', because it describes how a man went hunting ducks, was about to shoot but noticed his glasses needed cleaning; when he again took aim he found some ducklings walking along the barrel of his gun. When he recounted this story to his friends, they gave him the nickname 'Bazhenov' after a Russian writer of fairytales.
RDA_TPK_spirits
RDA and TPK are discussing, how women were giving birth in the old time, when people spent most of time nomading with reindeer. People made a special yurt which is called golomo. Some women helped with preparations. Men were going hunting. RDA also mentions, that a reindeer was given to a newborn as a sort of talisman, which would protect its owner.
Adukanova_Ichanga_Managic
Evdokija Grigorevna Adukanova and Nikolaj Fomich Ichanga continue to tell about their life in the fishing camp, encounters with bears, going to visit reindeer herders.
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Unloading a truck
This session was made by the way to the traditional fishing camp "rybalka" at the transit point Sanuch. The day before people loaded a truck with food and other stuff to send it in advance to Sanuch. People should be carried by a helicopter to Sanuch and then to the corresponding fishing camp in several flights. After the helicopter had landed, the truck with load came. The passengers began to unload the truck and to sort sacks and boxes. It was rather long, maybe a half an hour. After they finished it, they began to load corresponding load to the helicopter for the first flight.
RDA_TPK_birth
RDA and TPK are discussing, how women were giving birth in the old time, when people spent most of time nomading with reindeer. People made a special yurt which is called golomo. Some women helped with preparations. Men were going hunting. RDA also mentions, that a reindeer was given to a newborn as a sort of talisman, which would protect its owner.
RDA_TPK_delburge
RDA and TPK are discussing, how women were giving birth in the old time, when people spent most of time nomading with reindeer. People made a special yurt which is called golomo. Some women helped with preparations. Men were going hunting. RDA also mentions, that a reindeer was given to a newborn as a sort of talisman, which would protect its owner.
Inspecting the net
This session was made at the lake Buroe, not far from Manych fishing camp. Nikolay Fomitch Ichanga came to check his net, that he does every day. First he loosened the net on the other side of the lake, then he takes out fish caught in his net. This time there were five fishes. After that he sets again his net. At that time his seven years old grandson Danil begins fishing with a spoon-bait. He cann't throw the spoon-bait far enough and Nikolay Fomitch shows him how to do it. But they don't catch anything in this way. 15-setka-1 One end of a fishing net has been tied to a wooden stake put in the ground on this side of a small lake. Nikolaj Fomich Ichanga is walking along the other bank of the lake making his way to the other end of the net. He loosens that other end of the net which was fastened to a fallen tree. 16-ryba Nikolaj Fomich Ichanga is back on this side of the lake. He pulls part of the fishing net on to the land. He kills a fish (a kind of salmon) – which is caught in the net – by hitting it with a wooden stick on its head. Then he takes the fish out of the net and throws it on an empty sack spread out in the grass. NFI pulls more of the net on to the land. Two more fishes (a kind of salmon too) occur in the net. Both of them are already dead. NFI takes them out of the net and throws them also on the empty sack. Step by step NFI pulls the net on to the land. He takes out another two fishes caught in the net. In the end NFI has gathered five fishes which will be enough to provide lunch for the people living in the camp at the moment. 17-setka-2 Nikolaj Fomich Ichanga is again on the other side of the lake. He is pulling the empty fishing net back into the water and fixes its end again to the fallen tree to which it had been fastened before. In the evening he will come back here in order to take out the fish which has gone into the net during the day. He will then fix the net for the night. 18-panorama_lovjat_na_blesnu-1 A boy (Danil Vadimovich Solodikov) is trying to catch fish using a simple fishing line with some bait at its end. He is standing at the bank of the small lake throwing the bait into the water. He didn’t do it well, so Nikolaj Fomich Ichanga – who had been watching – is starting to instruct him how to do it better. NFI throws the end with the bait into the water and then hands over the line to the boy. He tells the boy to pull the line slowly. Having lit a cigarette he takes the line back from the boy. 19-lovjat_na_blesnu-2 Nikolaj Fomich Ichanga throws the bait into the water again, then he pulls back the line. He hands over the end with the bait to the boy telling him to try and throw it himself into the water. NFI steps back in order to watch the boy. 20-lovjat_na_blesnu-3 Nikolaj Fomich Ichanga has the fishing line back in his hands. He throws the end with the bait into the water some steps away from the first place. He pulls back the line. Again he throws the end with the bait into the water. No fish takes the bait. 21-lovjat_na_blesnu-4 Nikolaj Fomich Ichanga makes another attempt throwing the fishing line. No fish takes the bait. He pulls back the line, the line got tangled. NFI tries to disentangle it.