Norway's Culture

By: Aarin S. Mhashelkar

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Push factors

  • Bad economy
  • Bad social life
  • Government couldn't support the people

Pull factors

  • Those Norweigans seeking economic and social betterment
  • Came for land to farm
  • Wanted new life

Where are they located

  • In 1844, Johan Reinert Reiersen praised Texas in his letters home to Norway
  • The next year, he settled on land in Henderson County
  • He named his colony Normandy
  • Later changed to Brownsboro
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Food from Norway

Norweigan flat bread

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Norweigan potato club

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Norweigan butter cookies

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Important people

Johannes Nordboe

  • First permanent Norwegian settler in Texas
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ERIK THE RED

  • Started exploring era for Norway
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Thor Heyerdhal

  • Another great adventurer
  • Archeologists
  • Writer
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Customs

  • Usually just eat bread and potato
  • Having dinner at 8:00 or after is unusual
  • Sami's people day
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Intresting facts

  • Many Norwegians drive across the border to Sweden to shop ( high prices )
  • Norwegian are one of the only people who hunt whales
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What did they bring

  • Culture/Beliefs
  • Farming industry
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Is Texas better off because of immigration

Yes


  • Helped develop trading relations with individual countries
  • Cultural diversity
  • More social environment
  • Economic Development

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  • DINNER. Photo. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 2 Feb 2016.

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  • "Texas Almanac - The Source For All Things Texan Since 1857." Scandinavian Texans. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2016



  • "NORWEGIANS." HEWITT, W. PHIL. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2016.



  • And, Texas Norwegians Arriving, Settling As Small Rural Groups, Have Been Few., The 1900 Census Listed A Peak Number Of, and 1,356 Native Norwegians In The State, A Total. NARRATIVE TEXTS (n.d.): n. pag. Web.