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40 Rare and Interesting Photos of Indigenous Sami People of The Nordic Areas and North Western Russia from the Early 20th Century

The Sami people (also Sámi or Saami) 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. The Sami are the only indigenous people of Scandinavia recognized and protected under the international conventions of indigenous peoples, and are hence the northernmost indigenous people of Europe.

Sami ancestral lands span an area of approximately 388,350 km2 (150,000 sq. mi.), which is approximately the size of Norway, in the Nordic countries. Their traditional languages are the Sami languages and are classified as a branch of the Uralic language family.

Traditionally, the Sami have pursued a variety of livelihoods, including coastal fishing, fur trapping, and sheep herding. Their best-known means of livelihood is semi-nomadic reindeer herding. For traditional, environmental, cultural, and political reasons, reindeer herding is legally reserved only for Sami people in certain regions of the Nordic countries.

Sami man on Reindeer sledge in Lappland Sweden

Sami group early 1900 eds and Lavvo tents in Tromsdalen

Sami mother and children. Grotli, Oppland, Norway

A semi-nomad Sami Children Northern Sweden Norway late 1800 (likely from 1884, Bonaparte).

Mountain Saami group in Lyngen Norway. 1928

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40 Rare and Interesting Photos of Indigenous Sami People of The Nordic Areas and North Western Russia from the Early 20th Century

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