Oscar Iden-Zeller German Explorer Zeller family photo

Oscar Iden-Zeller German Explorer

Taken in Nome, Alaska USA in .

Oscar Iden-Zeller, a German explorer and the first white man to cross the Tschaun Mountains in Siberia on foot. Iden-Zeller, an early anthropologist and ethnologist, was largely self taught. He expl ... show more

Oscar Iden-Zeller, a German explorer and the first white man to cross the Tschaun Mountains in Siberia on foot.

Iden-Zeller, an early anthropologist and ethnologist, was largely self taught. He explored and studied much of Russia but his German citizenship caused him problems and he was twice incarcerated in Russia (once accused of being a spy). He died in Gernmany in 1925 after being release from a Russian prison a year earlier.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, F.H. Nowell, Nome

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