This Story is really too familiar ………..
These pictures on rocks of the Onega lake and of the White sea tell us about the period when the territory of Karelia was populated by the Saami tribe, also called ”Lapi” – a nomadic tribe of people, moving with deer.
Later the Korela and Veps (Vesi) tribes pushed Saami together with the deer population, constantly migrating in search of better pastures, further north, and started settling on the territory.
|Written documents about the ancient Korela|
The name ”Korela” has originated, possibly, from ”Koru ela” (”she ate bark” in Russian) – Karelian soil is very rocky and it was extremely difficult to cultivate wheat there, therefore Karelians very often added powdered tree bark to flour when making bread, and that, probably, contributed to the formation of such a name. At the end of the 1st millenium A.D. the territory of Karelia in the North was populated by the Saami, the territory between the Ladoga and the Onega lakes was occupied by Vesi, and the Northern and the Western Ladoga areas and the Karelian isthmus was occupied by the Korela tribe, bordering in the south with Izhora – people, inhabiting the land, known as Ingria.
TEXT SOURCE: http://helyla.onego.ru/history_eng.html
PICTURE SOURCE: http://www.northern-star.eu/typo3temp/pics/c791751844.jpg