The ethnographic complex will be created in Salekhard on Angalskiy Cape
10:43 17 апреля 2014
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In Salekhard it is planned to set the ethnographic complex near the sacred place of Nenets and Khanty peoples on Angalskiy Cape.
It will consist of 4 nomadic camps: of Nenets, Selkoup, Khanty and Komi-Zyryan peoples.
In choums – a home of nomads, reindeer herders, it is similar to a tepee – town-dwellers and guests of the town will be able to get acquainted to culture, traditions, everyday life of peoples of the North. Paths from each nomadic camp will be united near the common platform. Holidays and performances of folkloric groups will be conducted there. The association of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North «Yamal is for descendants» suggested this idea. This information was given to a correspondent of IA «Sever-Press» by the vice-president of the association Valeriy Yeleskin.
By his words, history of Angalskiy Cape is very ancient. Lives of Nenets and Khanty peoples intersected here. Even Khanty people from Yugra came to this cult place, and sacrificed a white foal. A legend is connected with the cape. Fyodor Yaungad found it. In ancient time Nenets and Khanty peoples conducted wars and lost their men. And then chiefs of these peoples gave an oath on a pelt of a brown bear on Angalskiy Cape that they would live in peace. This oath of peace is unbreakable. This legend is very important within the Year of civil unity, as he notes.
By the words of Valeriy Yeleskin, the idea was supported by the governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitriy Kobylkin and the head of the administration of the town Salekhard Ivan Kononenko. But, as the vice-president of the association notes, it is left to persuade fellow tribesmen. Many of them are against that tourists will visit the cult place. But, first of all, the complex will be situated not on the sacred place, but near it. The second is in so that rituals were so secret for long time that became almost forgotten. In his opinion, soon there will be nothing to open. Therefore, the idea of the complex is suggested for public discussion.