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10. Reindeer played an important role in the survival of many cultures. In Scandinavia & Canada, reindeer hunting helped keep tribes alive. In Norway, it is still common to find reindeer trapping pits, guiding fences and bow rests dating from all the way back to the Stone Age. In Scandinavia, reindeer is still a popular meat.  Almost all of the animal’s organs are edible and many are crucial ingredients of traditional dishes in the area.

Reindeer milking, Kven, Western Finnmark - From "Norge i det nittende aarhundre" 1900

Elin Ragnhild Prost, 4 years old, milks a young goat. Daughter of Britta and Lars Prost. Vittangi forest 'lapp' sillage, Torne, Karesuando, Vikkusjärvi, Sweden, 1948. This little girl kills me, she's so sweet... <3

Elin Ragnhild Prost, 4 years old, milks a young goat. Daughter of Britta and Lars Prost. Vittangi forest 'lapp' sillage, Torne, Karesuando, Vikkusjärvi, Sweden, 1948. This little girl kills me, she's so sweet... <3

Familia lapona en Noruega, principios del s. XX

Familia lapona en Noruega, principios del s. XX

Girl with sheeps in Børselv, Porsanger in Norway. Jente me… | Flickr

Girl with sheeps in Børselv, Porsanger in Norway. Jente me…

Sod hut covered in grass and flowers, 1900, near village of Vestre Jokobeselv, Norway. By Ellisif Rannveig Wessell, via Preus Museum.

Vintage landscape/enclos*ure: Sod hut covered in grass and flowers, near village of Vestre Jokobeselv, Norway. By Ellisif Rannveig Wessell, via Preus Museum.

Harking back to rock art from as early as 4200 B.C. created by people eking out an existence in northern Scandinavia.

The Sami People by Erika Larsen

A modern painting on a rock in Kautokeino, Norway, harks back to rock art from as early as 4200 B. created by people eking out an existence in northern Scandinavia. // national geographic article about the sami reindeer herders

Fotografi av Ellisif Wessel med tittel "Postskibet ventes til iskant utenfor Kirkenes 15. mai kl 121/2 nat 190?"

Fotografi av Ellisif Wessel med tittel "Postskibet ventes til iskant utenfor Kirkenes 15. mai kl 121/2 nat 190?"

Sami winter camp, Sweden, postcard published 1925

Sami winter camp, Sweden, postcard published 1925

Kväner – Wikipedia

Platser som bebos av kväner i Nordnorge

Skolt Sami women in Finland

Skolt Sami women in Finland. Photo by Rovaniemen Kirja- ja Paperikauppa, Rovaniemi. Skoltsamiske kvinner i Finland

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