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Originally posted by Styrbiorn Styrbiorn wrote:

What do you mean? The population density is minimal, it wasn't that Swedish settlers kicked away Sami when they settled on the Norrland coast or banks of the rivers.

Swedes also penetrated further into Sami heartland and took advantage of the resources there.


Originally posted by Styrbiorn Styrbiorn wrote:

Who? Give ONE example of a Swede who kicked away a poor Sami and took his land. Those dastardly Christians seemed rather pleased taking away old Scandinavian beliefs as well. The Holy Olaf wielded his saintly axe on many more Norwegians pagans than Sami (if any!).


One can just see how Sami land came into the possession of settlers in the province of Vasterbotten:


Quote When the settlers became more and financially stronger in the late 1700s the Samis position got weaker. When state income taxes from settlers increased the interest in protecting the rights of the Sami decreased. The district court, which  board consisted more and more of settlers, judged more often to the settlers advantage in disputes over fishing, hunting, forest fires and damage to the hay land. When the Sami family was left penniless and left the tax land  the settlers took over and paid tax to the state. They argued then that they had ownership of lands. During the division of property in the 1800s the state allocated land from many of the old Lappskatteland to the farmers. 




Concerning Christian mission: it went on much later in time among Samis and some Sami were actually burned for upholding their beliefs.


Edited by Carcharodon - 24 Feb 2010 at 22:40
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