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An indigenous people numbering over 60,000 (1996) and living in northern Finland (7,000), Norway (36,000), Sweden (17,000) and Russia (2,000).

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Sacco and Vanzetti

After the Russian Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, fears of communism quickly spread throughout the United States, and in 1919, a series of bombings

Sade, Marquis de, 1740-1814

( dônäsyăN' älfôNs' fräNswä' kôNt də säd ), 1740–1814, French writer and libertine. He is known as the marquis de Sade —the title he held before

Saint-Simon, Comte de Claude Henri de Rouvroy (1760 - 1825)

( klōd äNrē də ruvrwä' kôNt də săN-sēmôN' ), 1760–1825, French social philosopher; grand nephew of Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon. While still a

Saint-Simon, duc de Louis de Rouvroy (1675 - 1755)

( lwē də ruvrwä' dük də săN-sēmôN' ), 1675–1755, French writer of memoirs and courtier. He resigned (1702) from the army after his arrogance had

Saladin (c.1138-1193)

( săl'ədĭn ), Arabic Salah ad-Din, 1137?–1193, Muslim warrior and Ayyubid sultan of Egypt, the great opponent of the Crusaders, b. Mesopotamia, of

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Salem witch trials

In the summer of 1692 all of eastern Massachusetts trembled in fear as neighbors and kinfolk accused one another of practicing witchcraft. Hundreds

Salisbury, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil (1830 - 1903)

( sôlz'bərē ), 1830–1903, British statesman. He entered Parliament in 1853 as a Conservative and devoted himself for 50 years to a program of cautious


Member of an American Indian people who live in Montana, Idaho, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada. They speak a Salishan language and form two

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Salvation Army

Protestant denomination and international nonsectarian Christian organization for evangelical and philanthropic work. The Salvation Army has