The Sámi people : traditions in transition

Author(s): Lehtola, Veli-Pekka

Publisher: University of Alaska Press,

Place of Publication: Fairbanks

Type: Book

Page Count: 144 p. : ill. (some col.)


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In this translation of the revised Finnish edition, Lehtola (U. of Oulu) traces the evolving culture of his people (also known by outsiders by the disdained term Lapps). He discusses many aspects of the diverse aboriginal culture, and identifies Sapmi, the Sami homeland, as the basis for the formation of a unified national identity. The study includes images of traditional and modern Sami culture, a glossary of place names, and a list of publications by/about the Sami in several languages. Annotation – 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.


Biomedical (Vancouver Style):

Lehtola, Veli-Pekka. The Sámi people : traditions in transition. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press,; 2004.