National Geographic : 1939 Nov
THE NOMADS OF ARCTIC LAPLAND 643 Photograph by Borg Mesch BY REINDEER OX AND SLEIGH, WOOD COMES TO JUKKASJARVI Lapps train the animals for draft and pack work, but only small children ride on their backs. Reindeer are not strong enough to support grownups. This sled is more conventional than the migratory Lapp's pulka, which has only one runner (page 656). The driver controls the reindeer with a single rein, attached near the base of the antlers. Photograph by Clyde Fisher A LAPP MAIDEN'S ALPINE STAFF MARKS HER GRAVE IN ARCTIC WASTES The author's porters, crossing the rugged terrain, pause at the bowlder-covered resting place of the girl, who was drowned while crossing a swollen river during spring floods.