The Sami’s Christmas Secret

2024-03-20T23:42:53+00:00Categories: Europe, Norway|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

By Chris McBeath Despite every historical rendition, you can rest assured that Santa’s reindeer, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl. But then the Sami, the indigenous people of Europe’s most northerly climes, have always known that. As the traditional herders of these gangly, magnificent animals, the Sami in Norway and Sweden have exclusive rights over reindeer husbandry and its affiliated occupations. Indeed, if a non-Sami (a [...]