A few words on Angarian Forest Saami tax lands

Arvid_Nilssons_lappskatteland_1758
Map from 1758, as uploaded by Skogsfrun (Wikimedia Commons)

Daniel Laurin & Petter SundströmRåskillnadsdeputationens handlingar, Riksarkivet

Part of map from 1758, showing the southernmost ”lappskatteland” (Sami tax land) in Sweden, Arvid Nilssons land or Stensundslandet.

Spanningsvallen_von_Duben
Forest Sami settlement at Spänningsvallen between Järfojaur and Seudnur in Arvidsjaurs municipality; 1873 woodcut based on a photograph (via Wikipedia, and published in von Düben).
I might object on the spelling of the places.
The origin of this möörh-gåetie is more northern; but one Arvidsjaus gåetie is still to be seen in Härnösand (in Angaria), at Murberget open-air museum.

Only one forest Sami village, Stenundslandet in Malå, survived into the 19th century. Nils Persson (1804–1880) was the last known forest Sami to continue in the traditional lifestyle. In 1842, Persson received authorization from the municipal leaders to conduct reindeer work, which he continued until his death. The reindeer business was subsequently taken over by his daughter Sara Johanna and her husband Lars Jonsson, but they eventually abandoned the traditional lifestyle. (from Wikipedia)

CHRISTER WESTERDAHL has done a lot to document the Angarian Forest Saami culture and history.

cw

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