Category: Norwegian Heritage

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The Search for Thor: Introduction

by Randi Millman-Brown Thor Einar Jensen (1904-1941), was my great-uncle. He was a Norwegian banker and artist who died under mysterious circumstances during the Nazi occupation of Norway. I am writing a novel about...

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...

The Seigkællane group of men ages 62 to 95.

Good will walking

Seigkællane is about more than you think George Hoyum Rockford, Minn. When you think of Seigkællane, what comes to mind? Those sticky little jellybean men made by Nidar in Norway? Or a Norwegian alternative...

Community members standing in front of the subway sign.

Vanse embraces the NYC subway

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The American Festival in Vanse, Norway, celebrated its 11th year this June. The festival’s slogan is “The best thing that happened to Lista since Brooklyn. So it is no surprise...

Sámi yoik survives and thrives

Once banned, this ancient musical expression is evolving and making a comeback Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles What is probably the most ancient music in Europe is still alive and thriving, thanks to the...