Petsamo

Petsamo Life

My father recorded some audio tapes of his life in Lapland. Here are some .mp3 file excerpts from those tapes. I am also working on a translation of his stories. Many thanks to my brother Asko, for preserving the tapes, and to my nephew Rainer, for converting them to digital format. Aiti in Norway.mp3 These …

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Salomon Halonen

Saami Heritage

My grandmother was Marja (Maria) Dahl, a Saami, born in Vesisaari,Vadsà in northern Norway, near the Anni Joki on August 4, 1870. Her parents moved to Petsamo when she was a baby. There were 3 other Sami families living in Petsamo at the time. Matti Pankko, Piera Hans and Marjapik Mari Larsen. Her parents died …

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