The Chukchi burn their dead or expose them on platforms to be devoured by ravens.
The same haughty self-esteem one meets with in his host in the "gamma" of the reindeer Lapp, and the skin tent of the Chukchi.
One of the officers learned to speak Chukchi fluently, and compiled a dictionary of this peculiar language.
Reasons have already been advanced for supposing that the Chukchi were a Tungus people who came originally from the Amur basin.
All the men on the Vega, except the cook, hastened on deck to look at these unexpected visitors of Chukchi race.
The habit of chewing tobacco is only common among European sailors and among the Javanese and Chukchi.
Even the sailors struggled with the Chukchi vocabulary, and tried to teach their savage friends Swedish.
Chukchi women are often tattooed with two black-blue convex lines running from the eye to the chin.
One day at the end of February a Chukchi who had lost his way came on board, carrying a dog by the hind legs.