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

Above: Sami people in the late 1800s Sweden/Norway..…
“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.…”

https://www.whitewolfpack.com/2015/12/rare-old-photos-of-indigenous-sami.html

From Rick Gordon

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Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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

  1. Anonymous says:

    Nice pic/link. Thank you.

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

  2. Oskar says:

    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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