An excursion on Linneaeus's drum from Sorsele

  • Bo Lundmark
Keywords: Shamanism, Shamans, Sami (European people), Drum, Musical instruments, Scandinavia, Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778, Church history


When Linnaeus made his journey to Holland in 1735, a Saami drum was included in his baggage. The original owner of the drum was the Saami, Anders Nilsson Pont of Granbyn, who was denounced for the possession and use of drums. In this way Linnaeus received greetings from Lycksele lappmark, where he had never set foot. The most likely explanation is that Linnaeus got the drum from Georg Wallin the younger, who made a visit of inspection in 1715.
Jan 1, 1991
How to Cite
Lundmark, B. (1991). An excursion on Linneaeus’s drum from Sorsele. Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis, 14, 96-110.