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Rare, old photos of indigenous Sami people showcase their ancient and traditional way of life

"The Sami people (also Sámi or Saami), traditionally known in English as Lapps or Laplanders, are an indigenous Finno-Ugric people inhabiting the Arctic area of Sápmi, which today encompasses parts of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Kola Peninsula of Russia, and the border area between south and middle Sweden and Norway.…
Their best-known means of livelihood is semi-nomadic reindeer herding. Currently about 10% of the Sami are connected to reindeer herding, providing them with meat, fur, and transportation. 2,800 Sami people are actively involved in herding on a full-time basis. For traditional, environmental, cultural, and political reasons, reindeer herding is legally reserved only for Sami people in certain regions of the Nordic countries.…"
From Rick Gordon


Anonymous said...

Nice pic/link. Thank you.

guessen they knew a thing or two about eco living/economizing, and
Tiny Homes...Just say'n

Oskar said...

Lapps and laplanders would be offensive for the Sami to be called, at least in Sweden. I don´t know if the word Sami (and their traditional lands are called Sapmi) as an better equivalent in english?
Nice pictures!

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