Category: Norwegian Heritage

Some tolerate it hot

Wearing a bunad in desert heat isn’t easy, but many Norskies say it’s worth the sweat Sada Reed Tempe, Ariz. The bunad is a staple of Norway’s Constitution Day, or Syttende Mai, celebrations. Norwegians...

How the watery west was won

An interview with author Olaf Engvig, maritime historian and preserver of historical ships Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Many of us have been taught that the settlement of the American west by the non-indigenous began...

A curious culinary cod connection

Dried cod provides a tasty link between the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On June 9, 1534, French navigator Jacques Cartier sailed into the Gulf of St. Lawrence in...

Notable Norwegians: Floyd B. Olson

David Moe Floyd Bjørnstjerne Olson was born November 13, 1891, in Minneapolis, Minn., the only child of a Norwegian father and Swedish mother. He entered the University of Minnesota in 1910. After one year...