Sami settlement

Gåetie is a smaller earthen hut, used by shepherds and servants. The construction consists of long rods with notches in the top, placed together in a tip. Even though this hut is smaller, it is furnished like the bigger one.

At the settlement, there is also a rack, a baalhka, to place meat out of the reach of animals. A cage, a buvrie, also belongs at the settlement. The South Sami cage was often quite big and placed on four tall poles, while the North Sami cage (njalla) was smaller and placed on only one pole. Different equipment was stored in the cage when the settlement was deserted for parts of the year.      

Learn more about the Sami people in Engerdal.