Maya Garg TX History GT 5th period Swedish Texans
Push and Pull factors for swedish imigration to Texas
The language that is spoken in Sweden is Swedish. The majority of Swedes that immigrated were Lutheran, which is a branch Catholic. A traditional Swedish meal consists of Humaniskost, which is a range of foods-It can include fish, pork, potatoes or other root vegetables, milk, cereals, onion, cabbage and apple. Smorgasbord-which consists of many foods starting with smoked eel or salmon with bread and butter; then cheeses and eggs and pickled vegetables; finally hot foods; served as a buffet meal. Deserts and jams- Sweden is home to many different berries that are perfect for jams so they use them to their advantage. Some of the holidays that are widely celebrated in Sweden are Easter, Christmas, and their national day( like an independence day).
The Dala horse is one of the main things that symbolise Sweden. When Swedish men would go away from their family, they would take a dala horse to keep them occupied and to remind them of home.
Swen Mangus Swenson was the cause of all the Swedes coming to Texas. He came and set up a plantation and thrived. Many of the first settlers were either related to him ar they were friends. His uncle, Swante Palm, later joined him and they started a working town which drew other Swedes to texas. Swen M. Swenson and Swante Palm are called the fathers of Swedish immigration to Texas.
Did You Know??????????????????????????? some fun facts about Sweden
Since 2004 people can pay their Swedish taxes by sending an SMS message from your cell phone.
The income tax rate in Sweden is 57.77%!
There is no right turn on red lights.
Sweden is known for having many berries, ( I've gone berry picking in Sweden, it's great!)
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Dala Horse. Personal photograph by author. 2011.
Immigration. Personal photograph by author. 2007.
Question Mark. Personal photograph by author. 2013.
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Swedish Map. Personal photograph by author. N.d.
Swedish Settlements in Texas. Personal photograph by author. N.d.
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