Tagged: Terje Birkedal

huldra

The realer than real tale of the huldra

Or: How a loving grandfather accidentally commissioned an 8-foot foam creature Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska Once there was a grandfather who loved his little granddaughter with all his heart. She had red hair and...

Ancient Scandinavia

Book review Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska T. Douglas Price’s book, Ancient Scandinavia: An Archaeological History from the First Humans to the Vikings, published by Oxford University Press in 2015, is the first book in...

Brunost Blessings

A paean to Norway’s national cheese Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska My foot doctor is a proud Norwegian American from North Dakota whose ancestral roots go back to northwestern Telemark. But about a month ago,...

A Viking warrior.

Who were the Vikings?

As science proves that some ancient warriors assumed to be men were actually women, Ted Birkedal provides an overview of historical evidence for real-life Lagerthas Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska In the late 19th century...

Norwegian Notes

Three musicians come together in Alaska to showcase Norway’s traditional music Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska She leans forward into the mike when she sings, her face framed by long blond hair. In her Sunnmøre...

A classic adventure for young readers

The Revenge of the Tirpitz entwines two mysteries around the sunken submarine Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska The Revenge of the Tirpitz is a classic action-adventure book written for young people. The setting is northern...

From farmers to framers

A look at the yeoman farmers who helped shape Norway’s constitution Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska On the eve of the signing of Norway’s constitution on the 17th of May, 1814, Norway had a population...

A modern immigrant story, part two

How the American Dream worked out for Norwegian Terje “Ted” Birkedal and family Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska In the March 10 issue of The Norwegian American, I began the story of my family’s immigration...