National Geographic : 1954 Aug
265 Housing Is No Problem When a Skin Tepee Goes Up in 15 Minutes Most of Finland's herdsmen own snug log cabins, but when reindeer run short of grazing near home, the forest people seek new pastures and live in tents near by. Dogs are trained to help with the herding; they are destroyed when too old to work, for Lapps regard speedy death as an act of kindness. "We were surprised to find the floor of this tent on Lake Nilpa littered with orange peels," the authors write. "Such delicacies are extremely expensive so far north. Our host told us that he had sold many reindeer the previous year and had a little cash surplus. 'The district nurse said oranges would be good for the children,' he said, 'so we spent our money on them.' " On the wall of the foyer hangs a bronze German car. Others thronged the lake shore, plaque: This church was built with the gifts of American Christians represented by the United States National Committee of the Lutheran World Federation. 1950-52. At the service women sat on one side of the aisle, men on the other. Afterwards the streets were crowded with bright costumes. One Lapp family drove proudly off in a tiny where an enterprising pilot sold 5-minute am phibian flights for $2. Younger Lapps led the way, but we saw one stooped couple in their seventies timidly climb aboard. North we drove again, this time to Karigas niemi, on the banks of the Inari. Another five miles and we were at the Teno Koti inn. Here, 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the road ends.