Remains of a 2,000-year-old pit house at Naukan village
|Regions with significant populations|
|Russian, Naukan Yupik language, Chukchi|
|traditional tribal religion|
|Related ethnic groups|
Traditionally Naukan people hunted sea mammals. Guests from remote settlements traveled from remote settlements to participate in pol'a', the month-long Naukan whale festival.
Archaeological evidence places the Naukan on the Chukot Peninsula off the Bering Sea back 2,000 years. They used to live on Big Diomede Island and Cape Dezhnev in the Bering Strait. The Soviet Union relocated Naukan people from their traditional coastal village of Naukan in 1958. They now reside in the indigenous village of Lorino.
- Yaranga, a conical reindeer-hide tent
- Central Siberian Yupik language
- Sirenik Yupik
- Yupik peoples
- Indigenous small-numbered peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East
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- The end of “Eskimo land”: Yupik relocation in Chukotka, 1958-1959
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- Naukan abandoned Village on Cape Dezhnev Peninsula, Siberia, photo gallery