The Wendish Culture
By: Rahul G.
Push Factors and Country of Origin
-Forced to speak German
-Were not allowed to do labor in profession
-Had to join Evangelical Reform Church
Areas Settled in Texas and Pull Factors
-wanted to practice religion
Leftover bread cooked in milk
Similar to the American cranberry, this is sometimes crafted into sauce as seen as here
Buttermilk (Butsankowa) Soup
Flour, buttermilk, sugar, cinnamon and salt stirred together
Leader of Wends, guided emigration into the Austin colony
Hiked 30 miles after they arrived, and bought land to establish the "mother" church for the Wends
Hiked with Johann Dube to establish mother church
Cultural Highlights and Interesting Facts
Cultural Influence in Texas
-German and Wendish cultures crossed
-Wendish museums carry history
Is Texas better off because of immigration?
-Bring all sorts ideas and ways to solve problems
-Don't use same resources
-Made Texas diverse
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Flag of Germany. Photo. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 2 Feb 2016.
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Wendish wedding / Woodcut a. C.Huth. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 3 Feb 2016.