Website dedicated to Henry Hansen

On the advice of Dr. Sheldon Jackson, the Minister of Education for Alaska, the American authorities invited Saamis from Finnmark (the northernmost part of Norway) over to that wilderness state to teach reindeer herding to the Eskimos (inupiats). This is the story about the two great waves of Saami emigrants to Alaska in 1894 and 1898.

Dag Ove Johansen won the fiction contest held by Egmont Books, Norway (now N.W. Damm & Son) in 1999. Sami edition from Idut, Porsanger, 2004. English translation just started.