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Tent Life in Siberia A New Account of an Old Undertaking; Adventures among the Koraks and Other Tribes In Kamchatka and Northern Asia

By George Kennan
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  • TENT-LIFE IN
  • PREFACE TO REVISED EDITION.
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
    • PREFACE
      • CHAPTER I
      • CHAPTER II
      • CHAPTER III
      • CHAPTER IV
      • CHAPTER V
      • CHAPTER VI
      • CHAPTER VII
      • CHAPTER VIII
      • CHAPTER IX
      • CHAPTER X
      • CHAPTER XI
      • CHAPTER XII
      • CHAPTER XIII
      • CHAPTER XIV
      • CHAPTER XV
      • CHAPTER XVI
      • CHAPTER XVII
      • CHAPTER XVIII
      • CHAPTER XIX
      • CHAPTER XX
      • CHAPTER XXI
      • CHAPTER XXII
      • CHAPTER XXIII
      • CHAPTER XXIV
      • CHAPTER XXV
      • CHAPTER XXVI
      • CHAPTER XXVII
      • CHAPTER XXVIII
      • CHAPTER XXIX
      • CHAPTER XXX
      • CHAPTER XXXI
      • CHAPTER XXXII
      • CHAPTER XXXIII
      • CHAPTER XXXIV
      • CHAPTER XXXV
      • CHAPTER XXXVI BRIGHT ANTICIPATIONS—-A WHALE-SHIP SIGNALLED—THE BARK "SEA BREEZE"—NEWS FROM THE ATLANTIC CABLE—REPORTED ABANDONMENT OF THE OVERLAND LINE
      • CHAPTER XXXVII
      • CHAPTER XXXVIII
      • CHAPTER XXXIX
      • CHAPTER XL
      • CHAPTER XLI
      • INDEX
    • CHAPTER I
    • CHAPTER II
    • CHAPTER III
    • CHAPTER IV
    • CHAPTER V
    • CHAPTER VI
    • CHAPTER VII
    • CHAPTER VIII
    • CHAPTER IX
    • CHAPTER X
    • CHAPTER XI
    • CHAPTER XII
    • CHAPTER XIII
    • CHAPTER XIV
    • CHAPTER XV
    • CHAPTER XVI
    • CHAPTER XVII
    • CHAPTER XVIII
    • CHAPTER XIX
    • CHAPTER XX
    • CHAPTER XXI
    • CHAPTER XXII
    • CHAPTER XXIII
    • CHAPTER XXIV
    • CHAPTER XXV
    • CHAPTER XXVI
    • CHAPTER XXVII
    • CHAPTER XXVIII
    • CHAPTER XXIX
    • CHAPTER XXX
    • CHAPTER XXXI
    • CHAPTER XXXII
    • CHAPTER XXXIII
    • CHAPTER XXXIV
    • CHAPTER XXXV
    • CHAPTER XXXVI BRIGHT ANTICIPATIONS—-A WHALE-SHIP SIGNALLED—THE BARK "SEA BREEZE"—NEWS FROM THE ATLANTIC CABLE—REPORTED ABANDONMENT OF THE OVERLAND LINE
    • CHAPTER XXXVII
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII
    • CHAPTER XXXIX
    • CHAPTER XL
    • CHAPTER XLI
    • INDEX
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
    • GEORGE KENNAN, 1868
  • TENT LIFE IN SIBERIA
    • CHAPTER I
      • THE OVERLAND TELEGRAPH LINE TO RUSSIA—SAILING OF THE FIRST SIBERIAN EXPLORING PARTY FROM SAN FRANCISCO.
    • THE OVERLAND TELEGRAPH LINE TO RUSSIA—SAILING OF THE FIRST SIBERIAN EXPLORING PARTY FROM SAN FRANCISCO.
  • CHAPTER II
    • CROSSING THE NORTH PACIFIC—SEVEN WEEKS IN A RUSSIAN BRIG
  • CHAPTER III
    • THE PICTURESQUE COAST OP KAMCHATKA—ARRIVAL IN PETROPAVLOVSK
  • CHAPTER IV
    • THINGS RUSSIAN IN KAMCHATKA—A VERDANT AND FLOWERY LAND—THE VILLAGE OF TWO SAINTS.
  • CHAPTER V
    • FIRST ATTEMPT TO LEARN RUSSIAN—PLAN OF EXPLORATION—DIVISION OP PARTY
  • CHAPTER VI
    • A COSSACK WEDDING—THE PENINSULA OP KAMCHATKA
  • CHAPTER VII
    • STARTING NORTHWARD—KAMCHATKAN SCENERY, VILLAGES, AND PEOPLE
  • CHAPTER VIII
    • BRIDLE PATHS OP SOUTHERN KAMCHATKA—HOUSES AND FOOD OF THE PEOPLE—REINDEER TONGUES AND WILD-ROSE PETALS—A KAMCHATKAN DRIVER'S CANTICLE
  • CHAPTER IX
    • THE BEAUTIFUL VALLEY OF GENAL—WALLS OF LITERATURE—SCARING UP A BEAR—END OF HORSEBACK RIDE
  • CHAPTER X
    • THE KAMCHATKA RIVER—LIFE ON A CANOE RAFT—RECEPTION AT MILKOVA—MISTAKEN FOR THE TSAR
  • CHAPTER XI
    • ARRIVAL AT KLUCHEI—THE KLUCHEFSKOI VOLCANO—A QUESTION OF ROUTE—A RUSSIAN "BLACK BATH"
  • CHAPTER XII
    • CANOE TRAVEL ON THE YOLOFKA—VOLCANIC CONVERSATION—"O SUSANNA!"—TALKING "AMERICAN"—A DIFFICULT ASCENT
  • CHAPTER XIII.
    • A DISMAL NIGHT—CROSSING THE KAMCHATKAN DIVIDE—ANOTHER BEAR HUNT—BREAKNECK RIDING—TIGIL—STEPPES OF NORTHERN KAMCHATKA
  • CHAPTER XIV
    • OKHOTSK SEACOAST—LESNOI—THE "DEVIL'S PASS"—LOST IN SNOW-STORM—SAVED BY BRASS BOX—WILD SCENE
  • CHAPTER XV
    • CUT OFF BY STORM—STARVATION THREATENED—RACE WITH A RISING TIDE—TWO DAYS WITHOUT FOOD—RETURN TO LESNOI
  • CHAPTER XVI
    • KAMCHATKAN NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTS—CHARACTER OF PEOPLE—SALMON-FISHING— SABLE-TRAPPING—KAMCHADAL LANGUAGE—NATIVE MUSIC—DOG-DRIVING—WINTER DRESS
  • CHAPTER XVII
    • A FRESH START—CROSSING THE SAMANKA MOUNTAINS—DESCENT ON A KORAK ENCAMPMENT—NOMADS AND THEIR TENTS—DOOR-HOLES AND DOGS—POLOGS—KORAK BREAD
  • CHAPTER XVIII
    • WHY THE KORAKS WANDER—THEIR INDEPENDENCE—CHEERLESS LIFE—USES OF THE REINDEER—KORAK IDEAS OF DISTANCE—"MONARCH OF THE BRASS-HANDLED SWORD"
  • CHAPTER XIX
    • THE SNOW-DRIFT COMPASS—MARRIAGE BY CAPTURE—AN INTOXICATING FUNGUS—MONOTONY OF KORAK LIFE
  • CHAPTER XX
    • THE KORAK TONGUE—RELIGION OF TERROR—INCANTATIONS OF SHAMANS—KILLING OF OLD AND SICK—REINDEER SUPERSTITION—KORAK CHARACTER
  • CHAPTER XXI
    • FIRST FROST-BITE—THE SETTLED KORAKS HOUR-GLASS YURTS—CLIMBING DOWN CHIMNEYS—YURT INTERIORS—LEGS AS FEATURES—TRAVELLING BY "PAVOSKA"—BAD CHARACTER OF SETTLED KORAKS
  • CHAPTER XXII
    • FIRST ATTEMPT AT DOG-DRIVING—UNPREMEDITATED PROFANITY—A RUNAWAY—ARRIVAL AT GIZHIGA—HOSPITALITY OF THE ISPRAVNIK—PLANS FOR THE WINTER
  • CHAPTER XXIII
    • DOG-SLEDGE TRAVEL—ARCTIC MIRAGES—CAMP AT NIGHT—A HOWLING CHORUS—NORTHERN LIGHTS
  • CHAPTER XXIV
    • DISMAL SHELTER—ARRIVAL OF A COSSACK COURIER AMERICANS ON THE ANADYR—ARCTIC FIREWOOD A SIBERIAN BLIZZARD LOST ON THE STEPPE
  • CHAPTER XXV
    • PENZHINA—POSTS FOR ELEVATED ROAD—FIFTY-THREE BELOW ZERO—TALKED OUT—ASTRONOMICAL LECTURES—EATING PLANETS—THE HOUSE OF A PRIEST
  • CHAPTER XXVI
    • ANADYRSK—AN ARCTIC OUTPOST—SEVERE CLIMATE CHRISTMAS SERVICES AND CAROLS—A SIBERIAN BALL—MUSIC AND REFRESHMENTS—EXCITED DANCING HOLIDAY AMUSEMENTS
  • CHAPTER XXVII
    • NEWS FROM THE ANADYR PARTY—PLAN FOR ITS RELIEF—THE STORY OF A STOVE-PIPE—START FOR THE SEACOAST
  • CHAPTER XXVIII
    • A SLEDGE JOURNEY EASTWARD—REACHING TIDE-WATER—A NIGHT SEARCH FOR A STOVE-PIPE—FINDING COMRADES—A VOICE FROM A STOVE—STORY OF THE ANADYR PARTY
  • CHAPTER XXIX
    • CLASSIFICATION OF NATIVES—INDIAN TYPE, MONGOLIAN TYPE, AND TURKISH TYPE—EASTERN VIEW OF WESTERN ARTS AND FASHIONS—AN AMERICAN SAINT
  • CHAPTER XXX
    • AN ARCTIC AURORA—ORDERS FROM THE MAJOR—ADVENTURES OF MACRAE AND ARNOLD WITH THE CHUKCHIS—RETURN TO GIZHIGA—REVIEW OF WINTER'S WORK
  • CHAPTER XXXI
    • LAST WORK OF THE WINTER—BIRDS AND FLOWERS OF SPRING CONTINUOUS DAYLIGHT—SOCIAL LIFE IN GIZHIGA—A CURIOUS SICKNESS—SUMMER DAYS AND NIGHTS—NEWS FROM AMERICA
  • CHAPTER XXXII
    • DULL LIFE—ARCTIC MOSQUITOES—WAITING FOR SUPPLIES—SHIPS SIGNALLED—BARK "CLARA BELL"—RUSSIAN CORVETTE "VARAG"
  • CHAPTER XXXIII
    • ARRIVAL OF BARK "PALMETTO"—DRIVEN ASHORE BY GALE—DISCHARGING CARGO UNDER DIFFICULTIES—NEGRO CREW MUTINIES—LONELY TRIP TO ANADYRSK—STUPID KORAKS—EXPLOSIVE PROVISIONS
  • CHAPTER XXXIV
    • A MEETING IN THE NIGHT—HARDSHIPS OF BUSH'S PARTY—SIBERIAN FAMINES—FISH SAVINGS BANKS—WORK IN THE NORTHERN DISTRICT—STARVING POLE CUTTERS—A JOURNEY TO YAMSK
  • CHAPTER XXXV
    • YURT ON THE TOPOLOFKA—THE VALLEY OF TEMPESTS—RIVER OF THE LOST—STORM BOUND—ESCAPE BY THE ICE-FOOT—A SLEEPLESS NIGHT—LEET REPORTED DEAD—YAMSK AT LAST
  • CHAPTER XXXVI
    • BRIGHT ANTICIPATIONS—A WHALE-SHIP SIGNALLED—THE BARK SEA BREEZE—NEWS FROM THE ATLANTIC CABLE—REPORTED ABANDONMENT OF THE OVERLAND LINE
  • CHAPTER XXXVII
    • OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION OF THE BAD NEWS—THE ENTERPRISE ABANDONED—A VOYAGE TO OKHOTSK—THE AURORA OF THE SEA
  • CHAPTER XXXVIII
  • CHAPTER XXXIX
    • START FOR ST. PETERSBURG ROUTE TO YAKUTSK—A TUNGUSE ENCAMPMENT— CROSSING THE STANAVOI MOUNTAINS—SEVERE COLD—FIRE-LIGHTED SMOKE PILLARS—ARRIVAL IN YAKUTSK
  • CHAPTER XL
    • THE GREATEST HORSE-EXPRESS SERVICE IN THE WORLD—EQUIPMENT FOR THE ROAD—A SIBERIAN "SEND-OFF"—POST TRAVEL ON THE ICE—BROKEN SLEEP—DRIVING INTO AN AIR-HOLE—REPAIRING DAMAGES—FIRST SIGHT OF IRKUTSK
  • CHAPTER XLI
    • A PLUNGE INTO CIVILISATION—THE NOBLES' BALL—SHOCKING LANGUAGE— SHAKESPEARE'S ENGLISH—THE GREAT SIBERIAN ROAD—PASSING TEA CARAVANS—RAPID TRAVEL—FIFTY-SEVEN HUNDRED MILES IN ELEVEN WEEKS—ARRIVAL IN ST. PETERSBURG
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