The Sami, formerly called Lapps, live in the far north of Norway, Sweden, and Finland in a land where the sun never sets. Storytelling has a strong tradition among the Sami, with tales that are a little different from other Nordic folktales. Join us as we read story translations from the first collectors, J. A. Friis and J. K. Qvigstad, and from ethnographer Emilie Demant Hatt. We read from the 2019 translation of Demant Hatt's "By the Fire: Sami Folktales and Legends" (translated by Barbara Sjoholm).
We also hear Nick Ericson of The Six Feet Back Band playing "The Dwight Lamb Polka" on his button accordion.
Join us for the unusual stories about reindeer, sheep, Stallo the troll, and a shaman!