There is no doubt that the tent-dwelling Samoyedic people known as “Nenets” inhabited the Arctic region thousands of years ago. There is however a tradition that an enigmatic race known as “Sikhirtya” or “Sihirtia” or “Sirtia” existed prior to the advent of the Nenets.
According to Nenets tradition, Sihirtians had light-blue eyes, fair hair, and were quite small. They used canines and mammoths instead of deers for conveyance and lived underground during the day, emerging only at night or in the mist to hunt. The Sihirtians possessed preternatural abilities and were adept at blacksmithing, fishing, and hunting.
It is believed that Sihirtians were not endemic to the area; they arrived from Yamal thousands of years ago and ultimately spread their culture across the peninsula. In comparison to Nenets, they possessed superior expertise. The Sihirtians, unlike the Nenets, lived in dugouts with an entrance at the summit. According to the Nenets, the Sihirtians had underground storage facilities with rigorous entrance security.
Siberian people are known as the Nenets.
As the Nenets’ deer herd expanded, they required more verdant territory to sustain them. Competent as they were, Sihirtians lacked combat expertise, compelling them to forsake their clay dwellings and pasture their mammoths in dungeons.
The inhabitants of Siberia are known as Nenets. During an archeology expedition in the Tazovsky peninsula in 2017, a young child’s grave was discovered; he died between the ages of three and seven in the late 15th or early 16th century. After excavating his tomb, a team of researchers headed by Alexander Tkachev of the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography at Tyumen State University discovered a “elite” headpiece decorated with bronze decorations and iron bands.
This evidence allowed specialists to confirm that the grave belonged to the indigenous Sihirtian people. “We believed the cemetery was essentially deserted when we dug down, but we were surprised to find two blades. “We were astounded when we saw the fur and woolen parts, as well as the embellishments, and realized that it was a magnificent headdress,” Tkachev said.
Archaeologists have uncovered 4000-year-old bronze-age sites in the Arctic region. Metal pendants, carved tools, and ancient pottery from the non-Samoyed race were discovered. In his “Voyage des pais septentrionaux,” published in 1671, French explorer Pierre-Martin de la Martinierre identified Nenets as sorcerers.