National Geographic : 1928 Oct
@ National Geograptllc ociety TRYST AMONG THE BIRCHES In summer many Dalarna villages are almost depopulated, when the young people drive their cattle and goats off to mountain pastures. Here, among the birch groves, the women's melodious singing blends with the soft tinkle of the cowbells. These Dalarna girls live at Leksand. Autochromes Lumlere Dy tr.neurlin DAUGHTERS OF AN ANCIENT RACE Five thousand years ago, or more, aTeutonic branch ofthe Aryans settled here, and isolation has preserved racial integrity. Yet emigration has been large. Rurik, theSwede, founded the Russian Empire. Close to 2,000,000 people of Swedish blood live inthe United States.