Bogoras, Waldemar 1865-1936

Show/Hide All Variant Names

Exist Dates

1865 - May 12, 1936

Biographical or Historical Note

Ethnographer. Name also: Bogoraz, Vladimir G

Waldemar Bogoras, a populist revolutionary, would become the leading anthropologist of the early Soviet period. His ethnological interests developed during his exile to the Kolyma region of Siberia where he lived between 1887 and 1898. Around 1894, he joined the Russian Geographic Society's Siberyakov Expedition (1894-1898), working with Chukchi. Recruited to the Jesup North Pacific Expedition, Bogoras worked among the Chukchi, Even, Maritime Koryak, and Yupik. He also collected material from "Russified Natives" as examples of cultural borrowing and assimilation. His expedition publication, The Chukchi, is considered an ethnographic classic. After the Russian Revolution, he became director of the Institute of the Peoples of the North, an agency concerned with education an developmental work among the northern tribes of Siberia and published widely as both an ethnographer and novelist


    Library of Congress Name Authority File

Related Corporate, Personal, and Family Names

American Museum of Natural History

Written by: Python
Last modified: 2016 November 06


Content negotiation supports the following types: text/html, application/xml, application/tei+xml, application/, application/rdf+xml, application/json, text/turtle

Return to top