With the Lapps in the High Mountains

With the Lapps in the High Mountains

the most dramatic descriptions come in the last chapters of With the Lapps in the High Mountains as she writes of crossing ice bridges and traveling with pack reindeer along precipitous cliffs.just as memorable are the scenes of descent ...

Author: Emilie Demant Hatt

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299292331

Category: History

Page: 204

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This is the narrative of Emilie Demant Hatt's nine-month stay in the tent of a Sami family in northern Sweden in 1907–8 and her participation in a dramatic reindeer migration over snow-packed mountains to Norway with another Sami community in 1908. A single woman in her thirties, Demant Hatt fully immersed herself in the Sami language and culture. She writes vividly of daily life, women's work, children's play, and the care of reindeer herds in Lapland a century ago.
Categories: History

The Edge of the Plain

The Edge of the Plain

Demant Hatt, With the Lapps in the High Mountains; Sjoholm, Black Fox; Kuutma, 'Collaborative ethnography before its time: Johan Turi and Emilie Demant Hatt'; M. Svonni, 'John Turi: first author of the Sámi', Scandinavian Studies, vol.

Author: James Crawford

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781838852047

Category: Travel

Page: 432

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Today, there are more borders in the world than ever before in human history. In this book James Crawford argues that our enduring obsession with borders has brought us to a crisis point: that we are entering the endgame of a process that began thousands of years ago, when we first started dividing up the earth. Beginning with the earliest known marker which denoted the end of one land and the beginning of the next, James follows the story of borders into our fragile and uncertain future – towards the virtual frontiers of the internet, and the shifting geography of a world beset by climate change. In the process, he travels to many borders old and new: from a melting border high in the glacial landscapes of the Austrian-Italian Alps to the only place on land where Europe and Africa meet; from the artist Banksy’s ‘Walled Off Hotel’ in the conflict-torn West Bank to the Sonoran Desert and the fault lines of the US/Mexico border. Combining history, travel and reportage, The Edge of the Plain explores how borders have grown and evolved to take control of our landscapes, our memories, our identities and our destinies. As nationalism, climate change, globalisation, technology and mass migration all collide with ever-hardening borders, something has to give. Can we let go of the lines that separate us? Or are we fated to repeat the mistakes of the past, as our angry, warming and segregated planet lurches towards catastrophe?
Categories: Travel

Black Fox

Black Fox

In quoting from With the Lapps in the High Mountains and other writings by Demant Hatt, I offer my own English translations. In quoting from her foreword to Turi's Muitalus I use the 1931 English translation by E. Gee Nash, ...

Author: Barbara Sjoholm

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299315504

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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The story of an adventurous Danish woman, an artist and ethnographer who lived and migrated with the Sami nomads of Scandinavia in the early twentieth century. Emilie Demant Hatt's unconventional life and relationships come alive in this first English-language biography.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Ethnographers Before Malinowski

Ethnographers Before Malinowski

Med lapperne i højfeldet [With the Lapps in the High Mountains]. Stockholm: A.-B. Nordiska Bokhandeln. ———. 2013. With the Lapps in the High Mountains: A Woman Among the Sami 1907–8. Translated from the Danish with an introduction by ...

Author: Frederico Delgado Rosa

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781800735323

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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Focusing on some of the most important ethnographers in early anthropology, this volume explores twelve defining works in the foundational period from 1870 to 1922. It challenges the assumption that intensive fieldwork and monographs based on it emerged only in the twentieth century. What has been regarded as the age of armchair anthropologists was in reality an era of active ethnographic fieldworkers, including women practitioners and Indigenous experts. Their accounts have multiple layers of meaning, style, and content that deserve fresh reading. This reference work is a vital source for rewriting the history of anthropology.
Categories: Social Science

By the Fire

By the Fire

Demant Hatt's relationships with the Talma and Karesuando Sami are described in her book With the Lapps in the High Mountains: A Woman among the Sami, 1907–1908, edited and translated by Barbara Sjoholm (Madison: University of Wisconsin ...

Author: Emilie Demant Hatt

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452959573

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 185

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The first English publication of Sami folktales from Scandinavia collected and illustrated in the early twentieth century Although versions of tales about wizards and magical reindeer from northern Scandinavia are found in European folk and fairytale collections, stories told by the indigenous Nordic Sami themselves are rare in English translation. The stories in By the Fire, collected by the Danish artist and ethnographer Emilie Demant Hatt (1873–1958) during her travels in the early twentieth century among the nomadic Sami in Swedish Sápmi, are the exception—and a matchless pleasure, granting entry to a fascinating world of wonder and peril, of nature imbued with spirits, and strangers to be outwitted with gumption and craft. Between 1907 and 1916 Demant Hatt recorded tales of magic animals, otherworldly girls who marry Sami men, and cannibalistic ogres or Stallos. Many of her storytellers were women, and the memorable tales included in this collection tell of plucky girls and women who outfox their attackers (whether Russian bandits, mysterious Dog-Turks, or Swedish farmers) and save their people. Here as well are tales of ghosts and pestilent spirits, murdered babies who come back to haunt their parents, and legends in which the Sami are both persecuted by their enemies and cleverly resistant. By the Fire, first published in Danish in 1922, features Demant Hatt’s original linoleum prints, incorporating and transforming her visual memories of Sápmi in a style influenced by the northern European Expressionists after World War I. With Demant Hatt’s field notes and commentary and translator Barbara Sjoholm’s Afterword (accompanied by photographs), this first English publication of By the Fire is at once a significant contribution to the canon of world literature, a unique glimpse into Sami culture, and a testament to the enduring art of storytelling.
Categories: Literary Collections

Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment

Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment

It was translated into English in 2013 by Barbara Sjoholm, titled With the Lapps in the High Mountains. A Woman among the Sami 1907–1908.4 Demant Hatt travelled with two different families and spent more than 15 months, from May 1907 ...

Author: Reinhard Hennig

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498561914

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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This work presents ecocritical research on literature, film and other media from northern Europe. Examining the role of culture, history and society in the forming of Nordic narratives of nature and the environment, the anthology offers a comprehensive and multi-faceted overview of the most recent ecocritical research in Scandinavian studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Liberating S pmi

Liberating S  pmi

Examples reach from Paul B. Du Chaillu's Land of the Midnight Sun (2 vols., 1881–1882) and Emilie Demand Hatt's With the Lapps in the High Mountains: A Woman among the Sami, 1907– 1908 (original Danish edition 1913, English edition ...

Author: Gabriel Kuhn

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 9781629637792

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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The Sámi, who have inhabited Europe’s far north for thousands of years, are often referred to as the continent’s “forgotten people.” With Sápmi, their traditional homeland, divided between four nation-states—Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia—the Sámi have experienced the profound oppression and discrimination that characterize the fate of indigenous people worldwide: their lands have been confiscated, their beliefs and values attacked, their communities and families torn apart. Yet the Sámi have shown incredible resilience, defending their identity and their territories and retaining an important social and ecological voice—even if many, progressives and leftists included, refuse to listen. Liberating Sápmi is a stunning journey through Sápmi and includes in-depth interviews with Sámi artists, activists, and scholars boldly standing up for the rights of their people. In this beautifully illustrated work, Gabriel Kuhn, author of over a dozen books and our most fascinating interpreter of global social justice movements, aims to raise awareness of the ongoing fight of the Sámi for justice and self-determination. The first accessible English-language introduction to the history of the Sámi people and the first account that focuses on their political resistance, this provocative work gives irrefutable evidence of the important role the Sámi play in the resistance of indigenous people against an economic and political system whose power to destroy all life on earth has reached a scale unprecedented in the history of humanity. The book contains interviews with Mari Boine, Harald Gaski, Ann-Kristin Håkansson, Aslak Holmberg, Maxida Märak, Stefan Mikaelsson, May-Britt Öhman, Synnøve Persen, Øyvind Ravna, Niillas Somby, Anders Sunna, and Suvi West.
Categories: Social Science



Hatt, E. D. and Sjoholm, B. (2008), 'A Danish Lapp-Lady: With the Lapps in the High Mountains', Antioch Review 66(2), 288—301. Høiris, O. (1986), Antrojiologien i Danrnark: Museal etnografi og etnologi 1860—1960.

Author: Charles W. J. Withers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474227131

Category: History

Page: 192

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The Geographers Bio-bibliographical Series Volume 28 includes essays on Dick Chorley, the influential geomorphologist, Charles P. Daly, long-serving president of the American Geographical Society, Marion Newbigin, one of the leading women geographers of the early twentieth century and Peter Heyleyn, early modern humanist, historian and geographical author.
Categories: History

Dressing with Purpose

Dressing with Purpose

With the Lapps in the High Mountains. A Woman among the Sami, 1907–1908. Edited and translated by Barbara Sjoholm. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2013. Dewar, Veronica. “Our Clothing, Our Culture, Our Identity.

Author: Carrie Hertz

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253058584

Category: Art

Page: 259

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Dress helps us fashion identity, history, community, and place. Dress has been harnessed as a metaphor for both progress and stability, the exotic and the utopian, oppression and freedom, belonging and resistance. Dressing with Purpose examines three Scandinavian dress traditions—Swedish folkdräkt, Norwegian bunad, and Sámi gákti—and traces their development during two centuries of social and political change across northern Europe. By the 20th century, many in Sweden worried about the ravages of industrialization, urbanization, and emigration on traditional ways of life. Norway was gripped in a struggle for national independence. Indigenous Sámi communities—artificially divided by national borders and long resisting colonial control—rose up in protests that demanded political recognition and sparked cultural renewal. Within this context of European nation-building, colonial expansion, and Indigenous activism, traditional dress took on special meaning as folk, national, or ethnic minority costumes—complex categories that deserve reexamination today. Through lavishly illustrated and richly detailed case studies, Dressing with Purpose introduces readers to individuals who adapt and revitalize dress traditions to articulate who they are, proclaim personal values and group allegiances, strive for sartorial excellence, reflect critically on the past, and ultimately, reshape the societies they live in.
Categories: Art

The S mi World

The S  mi World

With the Lapps in the High Mountains. A Woman among the Sami. 1907–1908. Edited and translated by Barbara Sjoholm. Madison: e University of Wisconsin Press. Dun eld, M. 2006. Tjaalehtjimmie. Form og innhold i sørsamisk ornamentik ...

Author: Sanna Valkonen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000584233

Category: Social Science

Page: 620

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This book provides a comprehensive and multifaceted analysis of the Sámi society and its histories and people, offering valuable insights into how they live and see the world. The chapters examine a variety of social and cultural practices, and consideration is given to environment, legal and political conditions and power relations. The contributions by a range of experts of Sámi studies and Indigenous scholars are drawn from across the Sápmi region, which spans from central Norway and central Sweden across Finnish Lapland to the Kola Peninsula in Russia. Sámi perspectives, concepts and ways of knowing are foregrounded throughout the volume. The material connects with wider discussions within Indigenous studies and engages with current concerns relating to globalization, environmental and cultural change, Arctic politics, multiculturalism, postcolonialism and neoliberalism. The Sámi World will be of interest to scholars from a number of disciplines, including Indigenous studies, anthropology, sociology, geography, history and political science.
Categories: Social Science