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The Sami People by Erika Larsen

Posted by rod - 06.12.2011

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Photographer Erika Larsen traveled to Scandinavia to document the lives of the Sami people. The Sami’s spread across northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Sami’s are best known for their Reindeer herding which you can see in the above photographs.

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5 Comments (add yours?)

My Great Grandmother was Saami. What a wonderful and beautiful people they are.

  • From: Mike
  • Apr 11, 2014

Isn’t that white-haired girl beautiful? and in the most natural way, too. North American girls with their cloned made-up, tattooed, pierced bodies could sure learn a thing or two from her.

  • From: Name*
  • Jun 27, 2016

Mike, you too “could learn a thing or two from” those strong Sami men’s strength of character and survival skills”

  • From: Ellen
  • Dec 30, 2016

Judy, &qnIo;tuability to control" — ack! I'm melting, I'm melting! :-) Tough concept for me to swallow but I know (in my head anyway) that I need to come to terms with it. After watching Robert struggle to dress (but insist on doing it), I appreciate his effort and persistence. It's also a reminder of what a crapshoot the gene pool is sometimes. I always love your comments and perspective, Judy. Thank you.

  • From: Anon
  • Dec 27, 2018

My great-grandmother who I had never met was Swedish, though we have no photographs or artwork of her to try and see what she may have looked like. My father (her grandson) never looked remotely Swedish- he is half Métis Quebeçois and a quarter Irish-Canadian(?), and looks predominantly like the former (dark reddish-toned skin, deep brown eyes, French features). When I was born, I took everyone off guard because I looked (and still look) nothing like my known close family from either side. Not only is my colouring much much lighter but my face looks very different from any of my family. One day when I was younger I was in the hospital (long story) and this lady who was apparently from Sweden saw me, approached my mum and asked her if I was Sami. I had no idea this ethnicity existed before then. I looked it up on a whim and I’m shocked by how much the lady in the ninth picture resembles me. The largest disparities I notice between us are that I have round lips for some reason, my eyes are kind of blue-greyish rather than green and that my eyebrows aren’t quite the same angle. Interestingly enough, I also tend to squint until my eyes turn to slits whenever I smile like the lady in the fifth picture. I wonder now if my great-grandmother was actually Sami, and if I inherited my unusual features from her.

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