what do you think of when you hear about native or indigenous people, herders? how might these people look like?
whatever my mind comes up with, the people i spontaneously imagine have dark hair and dark eyes, probably dark skin as well. nevertheless, the sami people i just saw pictures of are everything the general population expect scandinavians to look like: blond and blue eyed.
yesterday i flipped through an old "reader's digest" magazine and stumbled upon beautiful pictures of scandinavian sami. unfortunately the article didn't reveal too much information about them except for letting me know they traditionally tend reindeer herds and many of them lead modern lives with internet etc. (i know wikipedia is not the best source of education, but it had some interesting info on the sami).
that article i found also had beautiful pictures of their traditional costumes. i'd like to draw some of them in color. if i do i'll post them for you to see.