Mobility is an aspect of human activity that is highly contextual
but also in need of a framework for comparative analysis
through time and space. This article examines Evenki mobility patterns
and their relationship to economic practices of hunting, fishing,
and reindeer herding, and utilizes a framework for considering
mobility cross-culturally. The Evenkis are an indigenous minority
living throughout central and eastern Siberia in the Russian Federation.
In the fall and winter of 2011/2012, fieldwork among two groups
of Evenkis documented patterns of mobility for reindeer pasturage,
foraging and logistical purposes. Mobility related to these activities
is connected to specific ecological, social, and economic factors.