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Russian Chum

From Nordic Travel as noted by John Bufford

A chum (pronounced "choom") is a temporary dwelling used by the nomadic Yamal-Nenets and Khanty reindeer herders of northwestern Siberia of Russia. The traditional chum consists of reindeer hides sewn together and wrapped around wooden poles that are organized in a circle. In the middle there is a fireplace used for heating and to keep the mosquitoes away. The chum is still in use today as a year round shelter for the Yamal-Nenets, Khanty and Todzha Tyvan people of Russia.

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