the Sami people are indigenous people of the northern Europe inhabiting Sami, which today encompasses parts of northern Sweden, Norway, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. The Sami people's best known livelihood is semi-nomadic reindeer-herding.
Above: Jewelry, Sami silver collar (Silverkrage). Part of traditional clothing with silver and metal goldwork (embroidery) on the collar. Used of Senjen, Tromso, Norway, in the early Below: Sami woman from Sweden with a silver collar.
Sami people (also spelled Sámi or Saami) are protected under the international conventions of indigenous peoples. They typically wear fur and colorful clothes, the fur keeps them warm and the colors keep them from being shot with an arrow or a gun.
The region where Sami live is called Sápmi. It stretches over Arctic Scandinavia and includes parts of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia. In Sweden, where this settlement is, there are about Sami living in 51 communities.