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Crafting in Place

The Sami Reindeer People of Alaska

Aired on Thu, Nov 12 at 7:00pm

In 1894 and 1898, numerous Sami reindeer herding families were hired by the U.S. government to travel from northern Norway to western Alaska to teach reindeer husbandry to Native Yupik and Inupiat Alaskans in order to establish greater food security for them. Nathan Muus and Marlene Wisuri from the Sami Cultural Center of North America will present an overview of this little known and fascinating chapter of American history using historic photos and narrative.

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