National Geographic : 1939 Nov
THE NOMADS OF ARCTIC LAPLAND 671 SHE PREFERS HER GOAT-IT'S EASY TO GET! Nanny stays near the tent always, but the Karesuando woman would have to hike up the mountain to reach a reindeer cow, and then wait until her husband lassoed it before milking. In addition to being more docile, goats also give more milk, even though it is not so rich. More and more, the Lapps are turning from reindeer to goats for their milk (page 653). Photographs by Clyde Fisher WHEN BABY LEMMING GROWS UP, HE MAY MARCH INTO THE SEA TO HIS DEATH At irregular intervals through the years, these Scandinavian rodents, about the size of chipmunks, descend in multitudes from the mountains and journey to the ocean, where they drown themselves. They move mostly by night, feeding and sleeping by day. So prolific are these small animals that they actually increase in numbers during their frenzied journey (page 670).