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Per, Immigrant & Pioneer Paperback – November 1, 1992

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A poignant story of an immigrant and Dakota pioneer. The beginning goes back a century to the providence of Kristiania Norway. The book is about everybody's grandfather, who makes the crossing 'steerage' class on borrowed money; and of every immigrant who came to America with a burning desire to own land. The immigrant was not welcomed in the New World. His own relatives near Decorah, Iowa, lessened the stress of his 'uprooting' and from them he learned enough to dare to strike out again to the new frontier. Dakota Territory offered a homesteader little except hard work and a chance to own his own claim. Prairie fires, blizzards, droughts, and depressions kept a settler properly humble and close to his God. Now and then a bumper crop made the hardships seem worthwhile. Babies came into the world aided only by midwives, and frontier deaths were often sudden and premature. Stoic Norwegian Lutherans accepted calamities as 'God's Will'. Sacrificial giving was common so that they might build a church in which to worship. The characters, places and events are real; the history actual and authentic in the way it affected one family. One man's growing interest and awareness in the political realities of his time is a thread in the story. To try to save their homesteads Per and his neighbors united to fight political bosses and santimonious politicians

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN) (November 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 093486022X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0934860222
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,991,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Rockswold on June 17, 2000
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Per is about a Norwegian immigrant; who came to the US and set off for a new life; thus, a great adventure. Per testifies to the hardiness of the immigrant's soul and the harshness of the homesteader's life in the US plains during the late 1800's. Informative, exciting and true.
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Per is about a Norwegian immigrant; who came to the US and set off for a new life; thus, a great adventure. Per testifies to the hardiness of the immigrant's soul and the harshness of the homesteader's life in the US plains during the late 1800's. Informative, exciting and true.
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