As a young man American Hugh Beach went to live with the Saami reindeer herders of Swedish Lapland. His lyrically written and very personal story of trying to fit into the herding way of life is a rare insider's account of the Saami. In a passionate and informed Afterword to this new edition of the book, he revisits his old friends and looks at how Sweden is attempting to balance the conflicting needs of reindeer herders and environmentalists in the 21st century.
PrefacePreface to the English EditionIntroduction1. A Start with Henrik2. On to Virihaure3. Calf Marking4. At Home in Staloluokta5. Parka Separations6. Lillselet and the Moose Hunt7. The Sarv Slaughter8. Autumn Migration to the Lowlands9. Winter in Jokkmokk10. Westward with the SpringEpilogueAfterword to the 2001 Edition