North Dakota and Minnesota Regional Studies

Regional Folklore and Culture


  • Scandinavian Traditions | Music and Tradition

    Traditional music and dance is one way that North Dakotans celebrate their Scandinavian heritage and find part of their own identity in their ethnic background. “No tree grows strong by cutting off its roots.” Understanding where we come from helps us know who we are. North Dakota’s largest demographic is people of Scandinavian descent. Many people in North Dakota are aware of their roots, know who they are, and take an active role in keeping those traditions alive.

    Grades: 2-12
  • Scandinavian Traditions | Lutefisk

    Traditional food and cooking methods is one way that North Dakotans celebrate their Scandinavian heritage and find part of their own identity in their ethnic background. “No tree grows strong by cutting off its roots.” Understanding where we come from helps us know who we are. North Dakota’s largest demographic is people of Scandinavian descent. Many people in North Dakota are aware of their roots, know who they are, and take an active role in keeping those traditions alive.

    Grades: 2-12
  • Minnesota Legacy Short | Lake Country Mountaineers; Perham, MN

    Get a first hand experience of how pioneers would have lived and dressed as we visit the Lake Country Mountaineers Black Powder Club, gathering at Perham to celebrate the history of the fur trade era.

    Grades: 5-12

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