Classic reindeer pasturage areas: The Saami History of Helsingia is indeed exciting, and finally I comprehend why it’s so!

One (or four) of the main reasons that make Helsingia/Hälsingland such an interesting shire or landscap (landskap):

In Helsingia there are Saamis who

– as far as we know are indigenous in the area
– are deported here from southern areas, Central Sweden
– fled from the slavery-like conditions in forced mining work, religious oppression etc
– since ancient times used the pasturage here for their reindeer,
from counties/landscape/shires like Härjedalen and Jämtland. This are the Mountain Saamis, and they might have used these areas since the 1600s.

Picture: Föne, parish Färila, classical Saami grounds.

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