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530x397 Lauritzen

530x397 Lauritzen

Sápmi, the land of the Sami .. the area the Sami call their land Sápmi and it is quite a large area; about the size of Sweden, but spread out over Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russian Kola Peninsula. The Sami inhabited the region long before the concept of national borders existed. Most experts agree that the Sami culture can be traced back to around 2000 to 2500 years.

Sápmi The Sami call their land Sápmi and it is quite a large area; about the size of Sweden, but spread out over Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russian Kola Peninsula. Most experts agree that the Sami culture can be traced back to around 2000 to 2500 years.

NORDIC Goahti - the traditional dwelling of the indigenous Sami people of northern Fenno-Scandinavia.

NORDIC Goahti - the traditional dwelling of the indigenous Sami people of northern Fenno-Scandinavia.

The Sami Peoples of the North: A Social and Cultural History                                                                                                                                                                                 More

The first comprehensive history of the Sami people of the Nordic countries and northwestern Russia. There is no single volume which encompasses an integrated social and cultural history of the Sami people from the Nordic countries and northwestern Russia.

The Sami people, also spelled Sámi or Saami, are the indigenous 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.

The Sami people are the indigenous people inhabiting the Arctic area of Sápmi, which encompasses parts of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Kola Peninsula of Russia.

Lavvu is a temporary dwelling used by the Sami people of northern Scandinavia.  About 20,000 Sami live in Sweden – with their own cultural heritage, language, flag and parliament. Photo by; Lola Akinmade

Lavvu is a temporary dwelling used by the Sami people of northern Scandinavia. About Sami live in Sweden – with their own cultural heritage, language, flag and parliament.

"A Gamme, the traditional house of the Sami people of Norway."

Gamme, traditional hous in the mountains, build by the south sami people of Saanti Sijte. Reindeer herders in Mid-Norway. Gamme, a traditional house in the mountains, build by the south sami people of Saanti Sijte. Reindeer herders in Mid-Norway.

Saami-style tools including needle case, knife holster and watercup - I love the idea of the belt with holes so you can lace things on

Saami-style tools including needle case, knife holster and watercup - I love the idea of the belt with holes so you can lace things on Mehr

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