Norwegian culture

By Leo stout P2


* The Norweigan economy began to rocket downward around the turn of the 19'th century

* Over a third of the people of Norway predicted a collapse and packed their bags, migrating to the United States and Canada.

* they found that we were not near as crowded and had a much better schooling system.

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Where did they settle down?

*many were from suburban towns

*most initially moved to suburbs around dallas, but spread throughout texas

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important people

*Erik the red

*Edvard Munch

*Henrik Ibsen

Cultural Influence

*French fries became a popular side among their dishes

*They took a liking to red meat, as there were hardly initial cows in norway

Country of origin and push factors

*Norway was initial country

* Bad economy



*Mainly fish (since there were lots of rivers and lakes

* Ratfisk (pickeled trout)

* Julekake (sugary dessert bread)

*Fiskesuppe (fish soup)

Cultural influence

*many were very good at agriculture, lots were better than us at it

*some made a pretty good living off of this fact

*vert similar to the Indians when we first immigrated

Are we better off because of them?

*they helped us with agriculture

*they influenced our cuisine, and vice versa

*its always good to know a little about different cultures

*they're immigration helped our country grow


(All photos come from macinvia and wikimedia)

W. Phil Hewitt, "NORWEGIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed February 02, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

"Undaunted - Texas A&M University Consortium Press." Undaunted - Texas A&M University Consortium Press. 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 Texas." NARRATIVE TEXTS (n.d.): n. pag. Http:// Utexas. Web.

"Norwegian Recipes -" Norwegian Recipes - N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2016.