• Creator
  • Curtis Studio
  • Created Date
  • 1898
  • Description
  • Beginning in 1892, the United States Government brought reindeer from Asia and Europe into Alaska as a new food source for the native peoples. The idea was to replace hunting with herding, particularly after so much traditional game had been killed by newly arrived gold miners. Some of the early groups of reindeer were accompanied by Asian or Sami (Lapp) herdsmen.In 1898, a group of Sami herdsmen and their families brought a group of reindeer ... more
    Beginning in 1892, the United States Government brought reindeer from Asia and Europe into Alaska as a new food source for the native peoples. The idea was to replace hunting with herding, particularly after so much traditional game had been killed by newly arrived gold miners. Some of the early groups of reindeer were accompanied by Asian or Sami (Lapp) herdsmen.In 1898, a group of Sami herdsmen and their families brought a group of reindeer through Seattle on their way to Alaska. This Curtis Studio photo shows several of the Sami herders near a railroad crossing in Seattle. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
  • Rights
  • Museum of History & Industry, Seattle