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Norwegian Seattle (Images of America)

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Synopsis:

The Norwegians who immigrated to Seattle were a sturdy stock. Perhaps it was due to their ancient history as determined Viking seafarers--or their more recent experiences as tenacious fishermen, farmers, loggers, and carpenters. From the first Norwegians to arrive in 1868 through today, Seattle's Norwegian American community has maintained a remarkable cohesiveness. They participate in Sons and Daughters of Norway and other clubs; enjoy lutefisk dinners, lively music and dance groups, and the annual May 17 parade; boast elaborately knitted sweaters and historic costumes; and labor over language classes and genealogy. The result is a pride of heritage unique to the Norwegian Americans in Seattle and a sinew that binds their community.

About the Author

Kristine Leander is the granddaughter of Swedish immigrants. Drawn to Norway by its history and beauty, she studied there for several years. Upon returning to Seattle, she became active in the local Norwegian American community and completed her Ph.D. based on her research in Norway. She currently serves as president of the Leif Erikson International Foundation and as cultural director of the Swedish Cultural Center.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738559605
Author:
Leander, Kristine
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Seattle (Wash.) History.
Subject:
Norwegian Americans - Washington (State) -
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Eth
Subject:
Wa
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Series Volume:
IOA
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.10x6.50x.50 in. .85 lbs.

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Product details 128 pages Arcadia Publishing (SC) - English 9780738559605 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Norwegians who immigrated to Seattle were a sturdy stock. Perhaps it was due to their ancient history as determined Viking seafarers--or their more recent experiences as tenacious fishermen, farmers, loggers, and carpenters. From the first Norwegians to arrive in 1868 through today, Seattle's Norwegian American community has maintained a remarkable cohesiveness. They participate in Sons and Daughters of Norway and other clubs; enjoy lutefisk dinners, lively music and dance groups, and the annual May 17 parade; boast elaborately knitted sweaters and historic costumes; and labor over language classes and genealogy. The result is a pride of heritage unique to the Norwegian Americans in Seattle and a sinew that binds their community.
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