Ethnicity on Parade: Inventing the Norwegian American through Celebration

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Prologue
1.
"15,000 See Pageant, Bring Norse Celebration to Close," St. Paul Pioneer Press, 10 June 1925, 1.
2.
See David Glassberg, American Historical Pageantry: The Uses of Tradition in the Early Twentieth Century ( Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990).
3.
The following descriptions of the pageant performance are taken from "Directions for Producing the 'Pageant of the Northmen'" and "Pageant of the Northmen," by Willard Dillman, Norse-American Centennial Papers, Box 4, Norwegian- American Historical Association, Northfield, Minnesota.
4.
Dillman, "Pageant of the Northmen,"1.
5.
Karen Larsen, A History of Norway ( Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1948); T. K. Derry, A History of Modern Norway, 1814-1972 ( Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1973).
6.
Peter A. Munch, "Norwegians," in Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephan Thernstrom et al. ( Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1980), 250-51; Carleton C. Qualey and Jon A. Gjerde, "The Norwegians," in They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State's Ethnic Groups, ed. June Drenning Holmquist ( St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 1981), 220-21; Theodore Blegen , Norwegian Migration to America: The American Transition ( Northfield, Minn.: Norwegian-American Historical Association, 1940); Ingrid Semmingsen, Norway to America: A History of Migration, trans. Einar Haugen ( Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1978).
7.
Dillman, "Directions for Producing 'Pageant of the Northmen,'"8.
9.
"Pageant of the Northmen,"17.

1. Ethnic Identity and Celebration
1.
O. M. Norlie, "Why We Celebrate," Norse-American Centennial, 1825-1925: Souvenir Edition ( Minneapolis, 1925), 55-56.
2.
Quoted in Carl Chrislock, Ethnicity Challenged: The Upper Midwest Norwegian American Experience in WWI ( Northfield, Minn.: Norwegian-American Historical Association, 1981),38.
3.
Odd Sverre Lovoll, The Promise of America: A History of the Norwegian-American People ( Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1984), 195-96. I will discuss and note these historians of the Norwegian-American experience in more detail later in this chapter.

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