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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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float round the neck and waist; the cap, of
blue or white satin, wrought with
embroidery of various colours. The young
women wear a gold ring on the middle finger
of the right hand: when they marry it is
changed to the left.

There are but very few dogs in Lapland,
and these of a breed peculiar to the
country; small sized, with cur tails and
pointed ears, not unlike the wolf dog. They
are very useful to hunters in the woods.
They are generally well trained and of
wonderful sagacity in finding game,
particularly the chader and ora. After the
bird is sprung, the dog pursues and
watches its perch, which commonly is
upon a high tree. The bird becomes
unaccountably fascinated by the steady
posture and barking of the dog, so that the
master has no difficulty in discovering the
object of his pursuit.

The fishing Laplanders chuse their
habitation upon the shore of one of their lakes.
They are very dextrous in this art: and no
wonder, as on this their whole subsistence
depends. This however can only be a

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