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Norwegians in Minnesota


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  • By: Carlton C. Qualey & Jon A. Gjerde
    Foreword by Bill Holm
  • Format: Paper, 110 pp., 6 x 9, 47 b&w illus., reading list, notes, index
  • Publisher: MHS Press
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  • Product ##: 0873514217
The People of Minnesota Series
The images of the Vikings professional football team, the stereotype of the "Norwegian bachelor farmer," and even Minnesotan's speech patterns proclaim the Norwegian heritage of Minnesota. But the Norwegian settlers have contributed much more to the state.

The Norwegians, who first arrived in territorial days, created lasting farming settlements, especially in the Red River Valley. Their Lutheran churches continue to dot the landscape. But their experience was also urban, as they entered the trades and industries of the Twin Cities. Today, the Norwegian influence is evident in Minnesota art, culture, cuisine, and speech. Norwegian culture permeates the state's character and helps define Minnesota's unique social, political, and business environment.

CARLTON C. QUALEY was a professor at Carleton College, editor of Immigration History Newsletter, and author of Norwegian Settlement in the United States.
JON A. GJERDE is professor of history at University of California, Berkeley, and author of The Minds of the West: Ethnocultural Evolution in the Rural Middle West, 1830-1917.

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Norwegians in Minnesota