Long Night at the Vepsian Museum

The Forest Folk of Northern Russia and the Struggle for Cultural Survival
Davidov, Veronica
University of Toronto Press, 130 blz., 2017, ISBN 9781442636187
This book takes readers to the village of Sheltozero in northern Russia. It highlights a tiny community of indigenous people called Veps, known colloquially as "the forest folk" for their intense closeness and affiliation withe the forest in their ancestral territories. Davidov uses a tour of the local museum to introduce a cast of human and non-human characters from traditional Vespian culture, while journeying through various eras under Russian, Finnish, Soviet and post-Soviet rule. In the process, she explores how contemporary political struggles mesh with traditional beliefs, illustrating how Veps make meaning of their history and unfolding future.
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