När horisonten slutade vid Uleå älv, och närmast hela Norrland och Finland ännu av svearna kallades Helsing[-a]land (basics från 1328)

Informativa rader, nedtecknade i Magnus Eriksson (i Finland vanligen kallad Magnus Smek) tolfte levnadsår, denna barnakonung, som valdes till kung såsom treåring vid Mora äng i Lagga socken söder om Uppsala.
Att notera: Rubriken kan innehålla diskuterbara partier. Vi återkommer härtill!

Telge 5 september 1328.

Drotseten Knut Jonsson kungör en i Telge träffad öfverenskommelse mellan Helsingarne och Birkkarlarne [sic] att i Helsinglands norra del, som sträckte sig ända till Uleå älf och träsk, enligt konung Magni bref enhvar finge bosätta sig och, ända till dess konungen blefve myndig, vara fri från skatt, att fogden i Helsingland skulle bland dessa nybyggare skipa lag och rätt och att ingen finge hindra Lapparne i deras jakt eller ofreda de Birkkarlar, som besökte nämnda lappar.
Efter avskrift tagen av Peringsköld utur en av konung Albrekt d. 17 juni 1377 vid staden Enköping given vidim., som fanns i orig. på pergament i svenska riksarkivet före slottsbranden 1697 och som avslutades sålunda: ”Decernimus igitur cassum etc.” tryckt i Sv. Dipl. IV n:o 2676.
Nos Kanutus Joansson, illustris regis Swecie ac Norwegie dapifer, tenore presencium ad publicam deducimus nocionem, quod anno Domini mccc vicesimo octauo, die lune ante natiuitatem beate Marie virginis proxima, in perlamanto Telgis habito, inter Helsingos ex parte vna et Bircharlaboa [sic] ex parte altera, in presencia nostra taliter extitit placitatum, videlicet quod extrema pars Helsingie versus aquilonem, que ad amnem dictum Wlv et stagnum Wlvthræsk vsque protenditur, inhabitari et vtique coli debeat absque impedicione et inquietacione cuiusquam, secundum tenorem litterarum domini nostri regis, super hoc antea collatarum, quas semper in suo vigore conuenit inuiolabiliter obseruari, et quibus per presentem placitacionem in nullo penitus derogetur. Ab hiis tamen, qui per officialem domini nostri regis in Helsingia constitutum illic ad habitandum loca susceperint, siue Birkala fuerint siue alii quicunque, tributum, antequam dominus noster predictus legitime annos etatis attigerit, nemo leuare debebit; qui eciam officialis inter illos, qui illic ceperint habitare, de negociis emergentibus jurisdictionem habebit et justicie faciet complementum. Jtem extitit placitatum, quod homines siluestres et vagos, vulgariter dictos Lappa, in suis venacionibus nullus debeat impedire, nec eciam prefatos Birkarlaboa, ad eosdem Lappa accedentes, apud ipsos commorantes vel ab eis cum suis rebus denuo reuertentes, articulo isto sicut et primo vsque ad prefati domini nostri regis annos legitimos tantummodo perdurante. Jn cuius placitacionis testimonium presentes litteras nostri sigilli munimine duximus roborandas. Datum anno, die et loco supradictis.

Ur DIPLOMATARIOUM FENNICUM, Finlands Diplomatarium 

http://df.narc.fi/document/360


Kuriosa: Dokumentet förseglades bra precis exakt (på ett dygn när) 150 år innan en jämtlandssame skulle ”skänkas” som ”present” på ett köbenhavnskt kungabröllop.

BILDER: Ovan – Träsnitt i Olaus Magnus’  Historia om de nordiska folken.
Nedan –  Av Jan Luyken (1648-1712)  And Jan Claesz Ten Hoorn.

Predatory Animals Drawing - Laplander Aims His Bow And Arrow At A Wolf And A Bear by Lapland And Jan Luyken And Jan Claesz Ten Hoorn

De ändlösa krigen: 1496, i sydöstra Finland (Olofsborg, Savolax), i dokumenterat samiska trakter

Olofsborg, Olavinlinna, ligger i södra Savolax vid staden Nyslott 
Vi är alltså i sydöstra Finland. Här fanns skattande samer på 1540-talet.
Nyslott heter Savonlinna på finska;: och det betyder ju ungefär Savoslott.
Olofsborg med Nyslott är beläget på holmar och öar invid Kyrönsalmi, i det stora Saimen (Saimaa)-sjösystemet, som fram till 1700-talet hette Lapwesi, som betyder ”Lappvattnet”.
De beskrivna händelserna torde ju absolut kunna ha drivit diverse ‘finländska’ (ett ord som inte säkert användes då) grupper på flykt, såväl som samiska grupper.

Savonlinna – Olofsborg i Nyslott. Creative Commons. Foto: Mikko Paananen 2002.
Olaus Magnus avbildade Olofsborg AD 1555 i
Historia om de nordiska folken.

1477:

1477 – Ur Finlands Diplomatarium

Herr Erich Axelsson skrifver sin svåger gamla herr Sten Stwre til ”om thet Nyslott, som han hade latit byggie i Saulax til landwärn, att thet bygdis först medh träwerk, men nu loter han thet mure både medh torn, ringemurer och andre nyttige huus och haffuer ther 16 gode vtlendske muremestere, och när arbetesfolcket moste fare effter sand, sten och kalck, dhå måste han haffue en roote medh huar pråm och 12 eller 15 hans egne tienere medh theris harnesk och wärier för Ryssarnes skuld, hvilket slot han kallade S. Oloffzborgh”.

Ibid:
Knut Karlsson (Gera) tågar i början af februari 1496 emot Ryssarne vid Olofsborg men lider ett fullständigt nederlag; Ryssarne draga, efter att hafva ödelagt Karelen och Savolaks, härjande genom Tavastland till närheten af Åbo; Sten Sture samlar folk och går vid månadens slut emot fienden; denna flyr undan.

Sturekrönikan (PE framhävningar)

Sturekrönikan. Sv. medelt:s rimkrönikor, vers 3910–4010. Beträffande de här nämnda milen se Styffes Bidrag IV, sid. CXCIII, not. 3.
Tiil Oloffs borgh sändes then ädla man,
Knuth Karlsson heether han,
och met honum lxx än ther tiil,
som jak förwissa idher säyia wiil,
alle hoffmän froma,
och sculle tiil nya slotthet komma.
Tha full thet thy wär saa
och mondhe ganska illa gaa,
daghen äpther kyndersmässa dagh soll op ran,
Ryzer them dräpa, holkit jak säya kan.
Thet hände och saa i thy
ath vij eller viij kunde borth fly.
Thet är sorgh ath höra
och sörgelighit saa framföra.
Ryzer laagho för Oloffs borgh
och Swänska män haffua stora sorgh.
Ryzer monde nämaren gaa oc dragha,
thet maaghom wy för Gudhi klagha.
Sawalax baadhe män och qvinna
kunde tha lithet wynna;
the rymde in i landith in
met sorgh och bleeke kin;
Ryzer them fölgher met rwnar snara
och them opfynna å hwar them händher ath wara;
thet maagh jak scriffua nw.
Paa samma tiidh slogo the i häll m siw,
Hwar een Ryz war saa snar,
slogho hwart thet barn i wäghen war,
och Swänskom tiil stoora sorgh,
the drogho in för Kronaborgh;
man plägher thet Tawastha huss kalla.
Thet saa skeer monde naghoth walla.
Ryzer the häria och bränne
och wille in tiil Aabo lenne;
the bränne kirkior och landh
baadhe öffuer aaker och strandh;
the thetta giorde waare ekke alstinges hundrath tw.
Saa hielpe mik Gudh och waares ffrw;
och huru stora skam,
Swänske ey tordes fram,
tha thet skedde; i thy
kom starkt rykte tiil Aabo by
Ryzer i Hatala kirkia waare
och hwaske beeläthe äller korss ath spara.
The waare thaa
när Aabo paa daxleedher twaa.
Her Steen i pläghen ärligh riddare nampn ath bära;
lather idher ekke saa förfära,
jak märkthe paa Aabo borgh
huru hans hiertha war fulth met sorgh;
han leeth tha scriffua öffuer Aalandh och Nyland saa,
och bodhkafflen sculle öffuer alth Finlandh gaa,
man aa huse met thera wäria,
och wille saa met Ryzom bäria.
Hwar man tha siik rörde,
tha her Steen syna byssa borgh aff Aabo förde.
Ther motte man höra mykit gny,
ther waare ynne skärpentiner hundrath try.
Daghen paa sancti Mattias dagh
tha dragha Swänske aastadh,
ryttere och Swänske alle the fläste,
däghlighe män och iw the bäste,
sommelighe met slädha och somme met hästh,
the fara som the gytha mästh;
ix hundrat waare hoffmen tha,
som alle wille fram ath gaa,
ij(m) aff Aalandh komma,
alle däghelige män och froma.
Tha the alle komma samman
tiil hopa och wthan gamman
the mer än xl tusendh waare,
som godha wäria i handom baare.
Tha Ryzer thetta sporde,
alle siik heem hastokth forde;
man ey kunde een ath hynna
äller noghon Ryz ath fynna.
The Swänske wille ekke längher ath yla
the äpther them foro wäl xxiiij myla,
saa matte the ther yla
och gaffuo siik met sorgh tiil hwiila;
the ey kunde längher komma
siik tiil noghon froma.
Hwath halp there mödha,
Kareel, Sawalax, halfft Taffwasta landh lygger ödhe;
ther maane nw ingen boo,
hwaske hundh, hane äller koo.
Hoo kan siik ther huila,
landit ligger ödha meer än lxxx mila.
I blandh Swänske waare lodhbyssor v(c) än meer,
tha thenna reesan skeer;
waare och ganske manga skytta
Swerige tiil liizsla nytta.
Stokholms sollenäre
finge tha the äre
ath the sculle bliffua tiil baka
och Oloffs borgh beewaka.
Ingen war tha annar seen,
hwar drogh heem i geen,
och komma hoffmän tha i thy
aather tiil Aabo by.
Somma skikkas hiith och somme tiith,
mästh tiil presta gaarda i then tiidh.

Finlands medeltidsurkunder. Samlade och i tryck utgifna af Finlands Statsarkiv genom Reinh. Hausen. Band VI. Helsingfors: Finlands Statsarkiv 1930, 11–13.

WHO PUSHED THE SÁMI ANCESTORS AWAY? – Expulsion, Exodus, Ethnic Cleansing in The Sweden-Finland Kingdom. (1:2) Focus: The East Half of the Kingdom.

Next Time: Old and recent oppression and confusion in Norway and Sweden. Modern warfare and empty laplands. And on Stalin’s terror, and Russian conditions. Also more on Felleslappeloven and international treaties.

Historic Guilt? Who, where, why, how?
On Early Suomi-Sámi History, remarks and notes
which could be of help for every Truth and Reconciliation commission.
– part 1 of 2 –

EDITED Nov 24: One passage on Savo, that would be ”Häme” in a document from 1454; and a crucial (earlier left out) part on Great Nordic War 1714-21.
EDITED Nov 27. Interpretation of Kolske as Arkhangelsk. / PE 

MIGRATION
Forced migrations
1595 the Teusina Peace Treaty (read it here: https://histdoc.net/historia/se/teusina.html)

Sammaledes skole och the Swenske befalningzmänn vthi ingen motte hindre store herrens, zaar och storfurstes, Feodor Iwanowitz, öffwer alt Rysslandh zamoderzetz, zaarske höghetz befalningzmän till at optage skatten vthaf the Lapper, som lyde vnder det Duinske, Kexholmske landh och Kols slott.” and this

Theslikest skole och icke heller den store herrens, zaar (English Czar, current Swedish: Tsar) och storfurste, Feodor Iwanowitz, öffwer alt Ryssland zamoderzetz, zaarske högheetz befalningzmän heller andre hans vndersåter vthi någen motte förhindre wår stormechtigste konungz befalningzmän till att opbäre skatten vthaf Laperne ifrå Österbothnen alt in till Warånger, hwilke tilförende och vthaf ålder vnder Swerigis riike lydt haffwe och deres skatt Swerigis konungh gifwit

Passage 1 speaks about by Russia recently won territories, within which Russia hereby is declared to own the privilege of collecting taxes from: that is the estates (or counties) of Kol, Duinske and Kexholm. A common interpreation of the places mentioned is: Kexholm: Fi. Käkisalmi, Ru. Приозерск, Kar. Karjala in Ladoga, Duinske: area around Lake Onega and Kol: this is Novocholmogory, namely the fortress initiated (ot at least thought to be the first construction start year) 12 years before the Teusina Peace, in 1583… More known to us as Arkhangelsk,
Passage 2 states the old Swedish-Finnish fiscal area, namely Ostrobothnia; which here seems to be understood as the whole of the Northern half of the country. We need to recall that the full extension of the Nordic countries (here: including Russia) not was entirely known by 1595).
What did happen, from what we could conclude, is that 
some of the South-Easternmost Sámi groups, around Lieksa in Kainuu territory were forced to more over to the Russian side, as an effect of Teusina Treaty. This might also have struck the Southern Kainuu, Eastern Ostrobothnian Sámis and most of the remaining Savo as well as Karjala/Karelian Sámi groups. According to tax lengths we do find Sámis as south as Nyslott or Savonlinna as late as back in the 1540s. We also hear about Savo proper Saámis in 1454; and there are areas where these groups seem to have claimed land farther beyound centuries where we usually consider to be in Sámi eras. A problem is the Finnish usage of the term lapp (at least in present- and modern-day history contexts), which might be mildly put confusing for a Swedish Historian.

GUILTY PARTIES: Sweden, Russia (Novgorod) and to some extent Finland.

Great Nordic War – terrible times
Apart from that, 1714-21 as well as for example; the furious Russian attacks on – in a first and worst wave – on what is Finland of today, mad massacres, plundering, foray and in a second wave – burning along practically the Bothnian coastline including also Sweden proper. Indeed it was a frightening, horrendous era;: it drove thousands of Finns from their homes, to be domestic migrants. Here we need to investigate thoroughly how many Sámis that also did migrate.

GUILTY PARTY: Russia.  (Edited/added Nov 24, 2019)

The consequences of the 1323 Peace Treaty of Pähkinälinna, Schlüsselborg or Nöteborg are less known (Шлиссельбург; Sjlisselburg, Schlüsselburg, (Fi.) Pähkinälinna or Lyyssinä); not ought to have led to, eventually or directly migrations; but in deed seen over decades it did.

Earlier in late Nordic Medieval era, Russian ravages seems to have been driven the Sámi groups away from the older habitat: among this one ought to mention the 1200s, coloured by ”Karelian” attacks and ravages in the three Lapplands except Russian Lappland; the late 1400s when the area around present-day’s Oulu became target for numerous attacks and ravages by the PomoresRussians and/or Karelians (probably strengthened by other Fenno-Ugric or Balto-Finnic. Attacking forces during these medieval days most often referred to as Karelians, less often as Biarmians and sometimes, in the traditions seemingly positioned as the Čuds (tjuder in Swedish, Čuovrit in North Saami) – perhaps a scientifically correct ethnonym might be Proto-Karelians?). A striking fact is that the tradition around this hostile people or hords are clearly stronger in Northern Sápmi and almost unheard of in Southern Sápmi.

During the 1200s another attacking force must be included into the equation, namely the Swedish Kingdom! Magnus Birgersson ladulås is, according to several sources, said to have placed an attack towards the Sámi people areas, coordinated and followed by a pacification by the local nobleman Matti Kurkki (medieval form, today Kurki), in Swedish sources called Matthias Kurck. He seems to have been of Savo or Häme origin, most likely a mixture. The Swedish attack seems to have been taking place in the second half of the 1270s; and might be the point from which you can place the intiating era of Swedish-Finnish Colonialism. One cannot really sort out that this tradition – given it actually did take place – to a great extent did aim at Biarmians or the Čuds/(proto-)Karelians. Behind these hostile meaures stood Novgorod (AD 1136-1478), an early great power with a huge appetite for Arctic, Nordic and Siberian indigenous lands: the Uralic speaking knights only executed the dirty work. An interesting observation is that we can also to a vast extent spot traces of which will later become the birkarla (taxation and trading) system; they seem, indeed to have drawn a model from the very early tax faring journeys by the Čuds. This system also tending to be even older than Novgorod itself:
Thus this system kept on going for a period of 650 years or ca. 900-1550. One could even claim the Royal taxation system with its similar roots (many laplands even did get run by Sheriffs who actually were birkarla-men) kept on going for even another 250 years!
Anyhow it looks like what we today refer to as Finnish Sámis in the Northernmost parts, as well as the once within Kemi Lapland and those under Ostrobothnian flag (AD circa 1360-1441 under County Korsholm or Mustasaari) that they eventually enjoyed a period of relative calm and maybe a chance to gather silver via commercial or trade activities like their relatives in the Western areas. Since the raids or ravage attacks most often also aimed at Finnmark, that may be a historical fact we even could state, since they are less heard of in the lion’s share of the 1300s (nevertheless: in the years of 1377 a new attack at what is likely to be interpreted as Oulu – Owla – is performed from Novgorod). And this is also the period when Sámis are, totally, as a collective, guilty of tributing taxes to the King of Sweden-Finland, or the growing great power of Swedish Kingdom; which actually already under Swedish flag from 1561, which actually made the utmost lion’s share of Baltic and Bothnic Sea to a Swedish inland Sea, eventually for some shorter epoque encompassing the whole of the Sea. Nevertheless; there were mostly an uneasy atmosphere in the erämaa east of Kajana castle.

Eric of Pomerania visited Finland (”Eastern part of the Kingdom”) several times and stated anno 1411 that the erämaa belonged to ”the kingdom”, also as distant areas as 200-250 km away from cultivated fields. Only a few years after this, the mass baptism actins in huge water pools took place. At the same time, Novgorod intiated monasteries in Southern- and Easternmost Karelia as well as up in the White Sea.

Finally in this little exposé we should have a look at Russian attacks and ravages in Southern Finland in the 1400s and 1500s. Simultanously, after the Russian annexation of Novgorod in the 1470s new severe attacks did take place in North-East Ostrobothnia. These were the predecessing events which later led to the Teusina Peace Treaty. Many farms and houses were burnt down, and abandoned during these periods. And the reason this is important is that we need to find the main reasons why the Sámi people gradually left Uusimaa and Central parts of Finland, the core area for proto-Sámis or Late Proto Sámis, among Language historians called Lakeland Sámi speakers (Cf. Aikio 2012, Korpela 2014, Heikkilä 2014): those, at this point, seems to be (a) Swedish crusades, (b) Finnish-Swedish settlement movements and early expulsions as well as (c) Novgorod’s attacks and counter attacks aimed at the Swedes, of which 1292 AD Attack at Häme might be the most well-known one (amomng many), and (d) in this Sámi movement’s utmost final stages, Russian ravaging raids along the Uusimaa coast in the 1400s and 1500s. For further reading on Novgorod, see Halperin 1999 (”Novgorodians and the ”Novgorodian Land”. In: Cahiers du monde russe 40/3 [1999] Varia)

GUILTY PARTIES: Sweden, Russia (Novgorod) – to a less extent Finland.

Feodor_I_of_Russia_(parsuna,_1630s,_Moscow_History_museum)
Czar Fiodor I ruled by the time of Teusina Peace Treaty
he lived 1557-1598, reigned from 1584. He was the last
czar of the Ruruk dynasty. Anonymus, 1630s.
COLONIALISM
Classic Colonialism, with driving the indigenous Sámi people away with an expanding settlement movement and cultivation of the ground/thorough modulation of the erämaa, ground for hunting-foraging-fishing that is; as well as the landscape and grazing areas for reindeer pastoralism.
Iron age and 1300s-1700s: well-documented movements i Savo, Häme, Karelia, Kainuu, Ostrobothnia, Kemi or Chimeå Lapland (lappmark in Swedish). Same phenomenon is also registrered by Archaeologist about Southern and Central Karelia already back in the late Iron age or ”prime time” viking age. Some might be the cause along the crusade era in the 11-1200s.

GUILTY PARTIES: Finland, Karelia, Russia, Sweden (I would say – in that order).

Refugee movements, domestical migrative or immigrative: Can be technically – or seemingly – done by free will; but almost without exceptions the trigger factors as well as the basic reasons for commit a refugee or domestic migratory act were to be found in the field of tensions in-between the Great Novgorod, later Russia on one side, and Swedish Kingdom on the other.

Isoviha ja Nuijasota
Among numerous known and indicated such refuge-initiating events we must mention primarily the Huge War, (Sw.) Stora Ofreden (Fi. Isoviha) 1714-21; influencing mainland Finland as well as most coasts and (the older) Civil War Nuijasota (Sw. Klubbekriget) in the 1590s; of which the first encompassed enormous burnings and huge, nightmare-creating (only by reading about them) massacres and the second also did feauture a truly horrifying face, which led thousands of Savo people to flee, migrate over to Sweden and start a new life. This did also occur among the Sámi people, only that these groups are less investigated and researched about; if researched at all?

Appropriate amounts of scholarly resources, personally and economically ought to be funded for such research; and this must indeed take place within the framework of a Truth and Reconciliation commission.

Peter Ericson Nov 19, 2019

 

WHO PUSHED THE SÁMI ANCESTORS AWAY? – Expulsions, Exoduses, Ethnic Cleansings in The Sweden-Finland Kingdom (1:2)

Next Time: Old and recent oppression and confusion in Norway and Sweden. Modern warfare and empty laplands. And on Stalin’s terror, and Russian conditions.

Historic Guilt? Who, where, why, how?
On Early Suomi-Sámi History, remarks and notes
which could be of help for every Truth and Reconciliation commission.
– part 1 of 2 –

MIGRATION
Forced migrations
1595 the Teusina Peace Treaty (read it here: https://histdoc.net/historia/se/teusina.html)

Sammaledes skole och the Swenske befalningzmänn vthi ingen motte hindre store herrens, zaar och storfurstes, Feodor Iwanowitz, öffwer alt Rysslandh zamoderzetz, zaarske höghetz befalningzmän till at optage skatten vthaf the Lapper, som lyde vnder det Duinske, Kexholmske landh och Kols slott.” and this

Theslikest skole och icke heller den store herrens, zaar (English Czar, current Swedish: Tsar) och storfurste, Feodor Iwanowitz, öffwer alt Ryssland zamoderzetz, zaarske högheetz befalningzmän heller andre hans vndersåter vthi någen motte förhindre wår stormechtigste konungz befalningzmän till att opbäre skatten vthaf Laperne ifrå Österbothnen alt in till Warånger, hwilke tilförende och vthaf ålder vnder Swerigis riike lydt haffwe och deres skatt Swerigis konungh gifwit

Passage 1 speaks about by Russia recently won territories, within which Russia hereby is declared to own the privilege of collecting taxes from: that is the estates (or counties) of Kol, Duinske and Kexholm. A common interpreation of the places mentioned is: Kexholm: Fi. Käkisalmi, Ru. Приозерск, Kar. Karjala in Ladoga, Duinske: area around Lake Onega and Kol: of lesser certainty, but sometimes viewed upon as possibly an early fortress of Kola area, most likely to have been founded in the surroundings of Solovetsky Monastery (in its turn founded in 1436). All in all, in general and in a swift, brief way (with a slight risk of simplification; this is present-day (2019) Russian Karelian republic described.
Passage 2 states the old Swedish-Finnish fiscal area, namely Ostrobothnia; which here seems to be understood as the whole of the Northern half of the country. We need to recall that the full extension of the Nordic countries (here: including Russia) not was entirely known by 1595).
What did happen, from what we could conclude, is that
some of the South-Easternmost Sámi groups, around Lieksa in Kainuu territory were forced to more over to the Russian side, as an effect of Teusina Treaty. This might also have struck the Southern Kainuu, Eastern Ostrobothnian Sámis and most of the remaining Savo as well as Karjala/Karelian Sámi groups. According to tax lengths we do find Sámis as south as Nyslott or Savonlinna as late as back in the 1540s. We also hear about Savo proper Saámis in 1454; and there are areas where these groups seem to have claimed land farther beyound centuries where we usually consider to be in Sámi eras. A problem is the Finnish usage of the term lapp (at least in present- and modern-day history contexts), which might be mildy put confusing for a Swedish Historian.

GUILTY PARTIES: Sweden, Russia (Novgorod) and to some extent Finland.

Apart from that, 1714-21 as well as for example; the severe attacks
The consequences of the 1323 Peace Treaty of Pähkinälinna Schlüsselborg or Nöteborg are less known (Шлиссельбург; Sjlisselburg, Schlüsselburg, (Fi.) Pähkinälinna or Lyyssinä); not ought to have led to, eventually or directly migrations; but in deed seen over decades it did.

Earlier in late Nordic Medieval era, Russian ravages seems to have been driven the Sámi groups away from the older habitat: among this one ought to mention the 1200s, coloured by ”Karelian” attacks and ravages in the three Lapplands except Russian Lappland; the late 1400s when the area around present-day’s Oulu became target for numerous attacks and ravages by the PomoresRussians and/or Karelians (probably strengthened by other Fenno-Ugric or Balto-Finnic. Attacking forces during these medieval days most often referred to as Karelians, less often as Biarmians and sometimes, in the traditions seemingly positioned as the Čuds (tjuder in Swedish, Čuovrit in North Saami) – perhaps a scientifically correct ethnonym might be Proto-Karelians?). A striking fact is that the tradition around this hostile people or hords are clearly stronger in Northern Sápmi and almost unheard of in Southern Sápmi.

During the 1200s another attacking force must be included into the equation, namely the Swedish Kingdom! Magnus Birgersson ladulås is, according to several sources, said to have placed an attack towards the Sámi people areas, coordinated and followed by a pacification by the local nobleman Matti Kurkki (medieval form, today Kurki), in Swedish sources called Matthias Kurck. He seems to have been of Savo or Häme origin, most likely a mixture. The Swedish attack seems to have been taking place in the second half of the 1270s; and might be the point from which you can place the intiating era of Swedish-Finnish Colonialism. One cannot really sort out that this tradition – given it actually did take place – to a great extent did aim at Biarmians or the Čuds/(proto-)Karelians.

Behind these hostile meaures stood Novgorod (AD 1136-1478), an early great power with a huge apetite for Arctic, Nordic and Siberian indigenous lands: the Uralic speaking knights only ecexuted the dirty work. An interesting observation is that we can also to a vast extent spot traces of which will later become the birkarla (taxation and trading) system; they seem, indeed to have drawn a model from the very early tax faring journeys by the Čuds. This system also tending to be even older than Novgorod itself:

Thus this system kept on going for a period of 650 years or ca. 900-1550. One could even claim the Royal taxation system with its similar roots (many laplands even did get run by Sheriffs who actually were birkarla-men) kept on going for even another 250 years!
Anyhow it looks like what we today refer to as Finnish Sámis in the Northernmost parts, as well as the once within Kemi Lapland and those under Ostrobothnian flag (AD circa 1360-1441 under County Korsholm or Mustasaari) that they eventually enjoyed a period of relative calm and maybe a chance to gather silver via commercial or trade activities like their relatives in the Western areas. Since the raids or ravage attacks most often also aimed at Finnmark, that may be a historical fact we even could state, since they are less heard of in the lion’s share of the 1300s (nevertheless: in the years of 1377 a new attack at what is likely to be interpreted as Oulu – Owla – is performed from Novgorod). And this is also the period when Sámis are, totally, as a collective, guilty of tributing taxes to the King of Sweden-Finland, or the growing great power of Swedish Kingdom; which actually already under Swedish flag from 1561, which actually made the utmost lion’s share of Baltic and Bothnic Sea to a Swedish inland Sea, eventuelly for some shorter epoque encompassing the whole of the Sea. Nevertheless; there were mostly an uneasy atmosphere in the erämaa east of Kajana castle.

Eric of Pomerania visited Finland (”Eastern part of the Kingdom”) several times and stated anno 1411 that the erämaa belonged to ”the kingdom”, also as distant areas as 200-250 km away from cultivated fields. Only a few years after this, the mass baptism actins in huge water pools took place. At the same time, Novgorod intiated monasteries in Southern- and Easternmost Karelia as well as up in the White Sea.

Finally in this little exposé we should have a look at Russian attacks and ravages in Southern Finland in the 1400s and 1500s. Simultanously, after the Russian annexation of Novgorod in the 1470s new severe attacks did take place in North-East Ostrobothnia. These were the predecessing events which later led to the Teusina Peace Treaty. Many farms and houses were burnt down, and abandoned during these periods. And the reason this is important is that we need to find the main reasons why the Sámi people gradually left Uusimaa and Central parts of Finland, the core area for proto-Sámis or Late Proto Sámis, among Language historians called Lakeland Sámi speakers (Cf. Aikio 2012, Korpela 2014, Heikkilä 2014): those, at this point, seems to be (a) Swedish crusades, (b) Finnish-Swedish settlement movements and early expulsions as well as (c) Novgorod’s attacks and counter attacks aimed at the Swedes, of which 1292 AD Attack at Häme might be the most well-known one (amomng many), and (d) in this Sámi movement’s utmost final stages, Russian ravaging raids along the Uusimaa coast in the 1400s and 1500s. For further reading on Novgorod, see Halperin 1999 (”Novgorodians and the ”Novgorodian Land”. In: Cahiers du monde russe 40/3 [1999] Varia)

GUILTY PARTIES: Sweden, Russia (Novgorod) – to a less extent Finland.

Feodor_I_of_Russia_(parsuna,_1630s,_Moscow_History_museum)
Czar Fiodor I ruled by the time of Teusina Peace Treaty
he lived 1557-1598, reigned from 1584. He was the last
czar of the Ruruk dynasty. Anonymus, 1630s.
COLONIALISM
Classic Colonialism, with driving the indigenous Sámi people away with an expanding settlement movement and cultivation of the ground/thorough modulation of the erämaa, ground for hunting-foraging-fishing that is; as well as the landscape and grazing areas for reindeer pastoralism.
Iron age and 1300s-1700s: well-documented movements i Savo, Häme, Karelia, Kainuu, Ostrobothnia, Kemi or Chimeå Lappland (lappmark in Swedish). Same phenomen is also registrered by Archaeologist about Southern and Central laerlia already back in the late Iron age or ”prime time” viking age. Some might be the cause along the crusade era in the 11-1200s.

GUILTY PARTIES: Finland, Karelia, Russia, Sweden (I would say – in that order).

Refugee movements, domestical migrative or immigrative: Can be technically – or seemingly – done by free will; but almost without exceptions the trigger factors as well as the basic reasons for commit a refugee or domestic migratory act were to be found in the field of tensions in-between the Great Novgorod, later Russia on one side, and Swedish Kingdom on the other.

Isoviha ja Nuijasota
Among numerous known and indicated such refuge-initiating events we must mention primarily the Huge War, (Sw.) Stora Ofreden (Fi. Isoviha) 1714-21; influencing mainland Finland as well as most coasts and (the older) Civil War Nuijasota (Sw. Klubbekriget) in the 1590s; of which the first encompassed enormous burnings and huge, nightmare-creating (only by reading about them) massacres and the second also did feauture a truly horrifying face, which led thousands of Savo people to flee, migrate over to Sweden and start a new life. This did also occur among the Sámi people, only that these groups are less investigated and researched about; if researched at all?
Appropriate amounts of scholarly resources, personally and economically ought to be funded for such research; and this must indeed take place within the framework of a Truth and Reconciliation commission.

 

Peter Ericson Nov 19, 2019


Thus national painter Albert Edelfeldt did view the 16th Century Civil War, the Nuijasota – a war in it’s entire shape created by Swedish noblemen; governors and throne pretenders. From 1879.

”Something is rotten … ”. FIVE Nordic Countries – Truth and Reconciliation Commission: On Denmark, guilty of Sámi ethnic cleansing and harsh colonialism for over 400 years

Past week Finland did came a long way on its path of creating a Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the Sámi population.

The Sámi History in all four established ”Sámi Countries” is sad, upsetting as well as – with the historic outcome fairly well-known among us Historians – unacceptable.
Colonialism has been the signum in all four cases; just appearing in various forms.

Now, at least SIX existing countries are actually more or less involved in the Sámi history: these six countries are Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia and Denmark.

Bildresultat för dansk kolonialism(original caption in Danish) Engelske William Pitt og franske Napoleon opdeler Jorden mellem sig som en kage i 1805. Man bemærker, at den engelske ”bid” er større end den franske. James Gillray 1803.

I say this once and for all:

Denmark needs to form one own Truth and Reconciliation Commission ”ASAP” = As Soon As Possible.

And why is that?

Because Denmark is guilty of many decades of oppression, massacres and severe colonialism versus the Sámi population of Norway, Jämtland, Härjedalen, Särna-Idre as well as several parts of the Arctic areas.

In the years 1524 – 1814 Norway was a part of Denmark. During this era one of the heaviest inquisition processes was executed. This did hit the whole of the population, maybe women the worst; but also ethnic cleansing-like actions, like the killing of at least 35 Sámi shamans were performed. Denmark was entirely and exclusively guilty for this action.

Ever since 1380 and during the Kalmar Union, Norway mainly did obey under Denmark. That means that during a more or less 434 years, the oppression of the Sámis in present-day Norway did launch itself from Denmark and Copenhagen.

There is also one more, crucial aspect to this: Denmark’s contribution to global colonialism was strikingly encompassing; and has certainly not become too exposed so far.
More on that here: https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danska_kolonier

C O N C L U S I O N 

There is but one conclusion here. Or, actually, two:

1. Denmark needs to form an own Truth and Reconciliation Commission immediately.

2. All Nordic countries (including Russia; possibly except Iceland) need to cooperate along and in-between these commissions)

Bildresultat för major peter schnitler
Major Peter Schnitler (1690-1751), gränsingenjören, föddes i Christianshavn.
Han ville ackulturera samebarnen och placera ut dom i bondefamiljer för att utrota deras ”vandringslust”.
Mer om Schnitler här:
https://southsaamihistory.wordpress.com/2019/09/04/vem-var-major-schnitler-och-hur-bevisar-hans-verk-tva-nationers-landstold-av-samer/

FINAL NOTE: Someone observant might ponder around the ”Nordic” expression:
Certainly, Russia does not count among the Nordic countries; yet, nevertheless it has its ”own” Lappland and it’s own North.

”UTBILDNINGSKOMETEN” – SAMERNAS HISTORIA: Boka vårt uppryckningspaket för samernas historia

Unik lösning: gäller i hela Sverige och Finland –
på gymnasier, folkhögskolor, Komvux och högstadieskolor samt i Årskurs 6.

1. Boka detta paket (se nedan)
2. Se ”Samernas tid”.
3. Kalla på samiska vägvisarna (gäller främst högstadiet!).
4. Följ upp varje 6 februari, FN-dagen 24 oktober etc

UPPRYCKNINGSPAKET OM SAMERNAS HISTORIA (tar 1-2 månader)
1. Webbföreläsning (streamad inkl frågor) 45 min
2. IRL/”live”-föreläsning 1-2 h (företrädesvis i aula)
3. Uppföljning, webbföreläsning 45 min
TOTALKOSTNAD: För en hel skola 3 600 SEK exkl moms, någon resa tillkommer som regel. Alltid billigaste färdsätt.
PRISEX:
För en mindre/medelstor kommun med 3-5 föreläsningar 4 800 SEK exkl moms
Pris kan höjas, gäller bara garanterat vid bokning under oktober eller senast v. 44.
Projektet utförs vt 2020, ev med start ht 2019 om så önskas och tider stämmer.

”Vad är Sápmi? Hur och av vilka koloniserades samernas område?
Är samerna fördrivna/bortjagade och isåfall hur, när och varför?”
Upplägg: Urfolkskunskap, etnicitet, kolonisation.
Sápmis historia, samernas historia, samiska kvinornas historia
Kort moment om samernas moderna historia inkl organisationshistorien
Källkritik och något om teori, metod och tolkningsföreträden, bias etc.
Samerätten, ingrepp och hot idag. Språk- och kulturrättigheter.
Vidare frågor: ”Hur många samer finns det? Hur och var bor samerna? Varifrån kommer samerna?”

OBS kan också kopplas till handledar- och lärarkurser!
Går även att få på engelska!

Kursansvarig och föreläsare: Undertecknad, Peter Ericson
Sakkunniggranskare av SVT-UR:S ”Samernas tid”
samt med erfarenhet som studierektor vid Umeå universitet
(Institutionen för samiska), universitetsadjunkt, kursledare, cirkelledare mm.

Bilden kan innehålla: 1 person, står
Foto: Annnika Luther.

Vem var Tyrgils Knutsson?

Tyrgils Knutsson fängslas

 

[T]ha tok marskin vm sik at jäwa
medhan hertughin vil sin vilia hawa
at the skullo honom angist til dragha
ok war han varnader alla dagha
at hertoghin var honom ekke goder
han heet konungin sin broder
Han er myn broder jak er hans man
Jak hopes thz at engen kan
gita thz a mik fulfört
at jak hauer nokra sakir giort
vtan thz ware konungsins budh
jak ville at jak hade swa tiänt gud
swa som jak hauer tient honom
tha ware mik bätre löön i wanom

[T]her nest kom konungen til lena
ok mz honom mange riddara oc swena
Ok hans bröder hertogane badhe
tha lydde konungen thera rade
Ok loot herra törgils knutzson fanga
sidhan took honom at misganga
Jnne fore honom som han stood
han sagde ädela konunger good
Thz i mik snödelika wt giffwin
tess hawen i blygd ä mädhan i liffwin
hans dagtingan halp honom ey eth haar
then tiid mannenom misgaar
Tha er han taghan litet hörder
vm nattena var han thädhan förder
Ok wardh satter vpa een hest
ok hans föther vnder bukin läst
Thz giordo the for then saka
at man skullen ey aff them taka
Ok ridhu hender tiwidh
Ok räddos starkelika ofriid
aff hans frender ok aff hans magha
thz the skullo leggia fore them lagha
Thy ridho the bade dagha oc nätter
mangen ädela hester war ther trötter
för än the stokholm nadho
mange dughande men tha badho
wäl fore honom hwa han saa
at han skulle godha datingan faa
A stokholms torn satto the han
han giorde som en witer man
Optelika sin scriptamall
ok tenkte vpa sina siall
han wänte sik enga vndan färd
vtan at han skulle döö for eth swerd

Via Project Runeberg

Mer om Torgils här:
https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torgils_Knutsson

Bilden: Viborgs grundare Torgils Knutssons staty i Viborg.
Wikipedia, CC, Fotgraf: Andrew Zorin.

H ö s t p r o g r a m om samernas historia 12.9 – 11.11

H ö s t p r o g r a m om samernas historia

Lite av höstens föreläsningar med undertecknad.
Ett par till datum lär tillkomma.

12.9 Notera också Gåudies (”hela Sápmis historia”) i Sundsvall. Norra berget, Danslogen kl 18. Pris: 100 kr inkl fika.

14.9 Stadsvandring i samiska kvinnors spår, Norrmalm Stockholm (länk till ABF:s bokningssida nedan!) lördag kl. 13, samling Nils Ferlins torg

5.10 Hanaholmen ”Hela Sápmis historia samt nutida hot” (hela titeln i län nedan senare!) på festivalen Nordiska Naetter. Ca 25 min från Helsingfors C.

Kristinestad Gåudies MI 23.9
Kronoby Bottniska samer MI 24.9
Bottniska samer/Gåudies Jakobstad/Nanoq arktiskt museum 26.9
Gåudies

samt Malax 11 nov. Bottniska samer Fler datum kommer

Peter Ericson Föreläsare
Foto: M-B Ericson

ARVET-EFTERMÄLET av svenska styret i Östra rikshalvan. Var Finland en svensk koloni? Några tankar om Finlands svenska tid, ca tusen år mellan tummen och pekfingret.

Or Fennoswedish History for Dummies in Swedish
TANKAR AV EN RIKSSVENSK MED MEDELTIDA FINLÄNDSK BÖRD

När började den svenska kolonisationen av Finland?
Frågan i rubriken torde i hög grad besvara sig själv.

Innan vi törs bege oss ”in i” Isokyrö och de österbottniska djupdykningarna med inte minst Leväluhta och s k lappruiner utmed kusterna etc etc, vill vi ta en titt på de mer elementära tillika omtvistade delarna av den finländska historien… Den mycket långa svenska tiden.

Fördrivningarna av samerna i forna Finland brukar vanligtvis skyllas finska stammar, ömsom karelare, ömsom tavaster – emellanåt bäggedera. Ingenstans nämns svenska krafter såsom de fördrivande. Likväl var det just därfrån den kristna missionsivern kom… Dvs den process som enligt i princip alla narrativ och historieböcker låg bakom fördrivningen av samer i södra, västra, östra och centrala Finland. Sanningen om dessa fördrivningar – om det nu ens varit några fördrivningar – bör snarast upp i ljuset!

Krigen
Här är det (mest) uppenbara eftermälet. Krigen har bestått genom de flesta århundradena under svenskt styre. Krigen har beskattat folket på liv, blod, ungdom, barn, skörd, kraft men även på land. Signifikativt nog inleddes ett av de två mycket blodiga inbördeskrigen omedelbart i samband med Freden i Teusina.

Hjälp vid krig, anfall och ofred och ofärd
Nog har man fått detta. kanske speciellt under medeltiden och äldre historisk tid, då Sveriges krigsmakt de facto var kraftfull. Men tidigt kom också de finländska styrkorna att utgöra en av de mer muskulösa och vitala delarna av denna krigsmakt.

Utplundring, massakrer
Detta har skett lite snyggare, lite elegantare och lite mer smygande när svenskarna genom krigsgärder och diverse skatter lyckats suga ur den finländska menigheten. Däremot synes ryssarna (och även de forna karelarna, vilka de nu var) ha varit värre ifråga om massakrer.

Västerländska tillhörigheten
Ett annat eftermäle; vars värde måhända torde kunna vara aningen mer omtvistat.
Vi hoppas få tillfälle att närmare återgå till detta.

Ryska tiden
Det komplicerande faktum att ryske kejsaren – av oss i västra rikshalvan oftare kallad tsar – såg med största vänlighet på Finland och lät landet få en rejäl smekmånad såsom ryskt storfurstendöme gör den finska historien sådär härligt komplex. Samtidigt är väl grannsämja ofta en god sak; vilket inte varit lika kritiskt under perioden 1809-1918.

Peter Ericson 7 augusti 2019

Bilden nedan: Författaren vid Slagfältet utanför Oravais, där Ryssland vann en avgörande seger över Sverige-Finland den 14 september 1808. Foto: Monika E. Pensar.

 

ORVAS

Torsdag 12 sep – ””GÅUDIES. Om hela Saepmies historia. Sameland i fem länder”. – Peter Ericson om fördrivna folk, glömda vinterbeten och okända bottniska sjösamer och om skogssamerna förr. Hur länge har samiska talats i våra trakter?

FRAMFLYTTAT DATUM:
 
Torsdag 12 sep – ””GÅUDIES. Om hela Saepmies historia. Sameland i fem länder”.
– Peter Ericson berättar om fördrivna folk, glömda vinterbeten och okända bottniska sjösamer och om skogssamerna förr. Hur länge har samiska talats i våra trakter?
I arrangemang av Medelpads Fornminnesförening.
Plats: Danslogen.
Tid: Kl 18.00
Inträde 100 kr vuxen.
Gåudies = ”trumma” på den utdöda samiska språkvarieteten som talades i Gästrikland 1770.
Den i tid närmare föreläsningen söndag 25 aug hålls som vanligt – missa inte den:

25 aug – ”Historiska samer runt Sundsvall. Samiska årstidsläger och boställen på södra Norrlandskusten.”
– Om arkivfynd, intervjumaterial, foton, tidningsartiklar och spännade uppteckningar. Medelpadssamernas livsstil genomlyses och de starka kopplingarna till såväl södra Ångermanland och Höga kusten; till Norrhälsingekusten och Dellenbygdens samt till Jämtland och södra Lappland belyses.
Vilken religion och vilka näringar hade man?
Historiker Peter Ericson med en späckad, intressant föreläsning.

I skrivande stund om knappt tre veckor

Vänstra bilden: Samisk trumma (goavddis) från kemisamiskt område, med brutna horisontala linjer. Via Wikiwand.

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