German Immigrants

By: Alyvia

Why Germans came to America?

Their are three reasons that they came to America because of War, to get better money and for religious reasons. The Revolutionary war took place in Germany. They would work a lot but they would get about 25 cents an hour. Germans introduced physical education to public schools. The first Germans settled in the American Colonies. Thousands of Germans who settled in the American Colonies fought in the Revolutionary war.

The Maypole Dance

Maypole Dance
Oktoberfest - Presented by Trixstar Productions and The Edmonton Eskimos


The Oktoberfest is a 16 day festival held each year in Munich and Bavaria, Germany during late September and early October. It is one of the most famous events in the city and the world's largest fair, with some six million people attending every year. The festival is held on the first Sunday of every October. German beer and German Food plays a large role in the festival, like German cake. The beer is brewed a little bit stronger in both taste and alcohol specialy for Oktoberfest. The festival is held in "Theresienwiese" meaning the feild of Therese. This festival is a big part of German Culture. You can see the German Flag flying over the festival. While you are attending the festival you maybe be able to see some celebrities like Hasselhoff. You may also hear the ever so popular Ramstien some people may be dancing to it.

The first "Oktoberfest" took place in Munich, on October 12, 1810: For the commemoration of their marriage, Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig l) and Princess organized a great horse race (the marriage took place on October 12; the horse race on October 17— therefore, there are different dates named as being the first Oktoberfest.

Native American bread


1/2 ounce active dry yeast

11/4 cup warm water

8 cups all purpose

1/4 cup salt

1 cup Lard


In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water and let stand for 5 minutes. In a separate large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and lard. Knead thoroughly, and then add the yeast mixture and continue to knead until it has reached a dough consistency.

Cover dough with a clean kitchen towel and set in a warm dark place to let rise for 45 minutes.

Divide dough in half and knead again to remove any air pockets. Place each half in a separate aluminium pan and press the dough down.

Push the coals and ashes of the fire to one side, but do not put fire out. Place the aluminium pans on the clean ground of the open fire oven, and bake for 45 minutes.

Slice and serve with butter


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