Immigration

Pioneer Village: Thief River Falls, MN

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The Pioneer Village is a museum that belongs to the people and it located in Theif River Falls, MN. Visitors are able to come and experience the pioneer days instead of just look and read about it. A museum where only kids get to ring the bells.

Sitting Bull | Spiritual Leader and Military Leader Video

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Over the course of the 19th Century, white settlers moved westward, and the US Government brokered treaties with Native Americans and often resorted to using military force to claim land for the United States. To this day, Sitting Bull—spiritual and military leader of the Lakota tribe—is remembered as the Native American chief who took the greatest stand against the US government. Through two primary source activities and a short biographical video, students will understand the remarkable courage of this leader who stood up for his people.

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It's All Earth and Sky | The Traits of Germans from Russia

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Frugal, yet generous, hard working, stubborn, family oriented, and entrepreneurial are some of the characteristics given to describe Germans from Russia. 

“It’s all earth and sky!” was the reaction of one German-Russian immigrant when she arrived on the plains of the Upper Midwest. Like many others who came to the region seeking a land of promise and opportunity, she and her family endured – and prevailed – on this rich, expansive landscape. Immigration implies departure, as well as arrival. Transport from one country to another may mean deportation; it inescapably includes exile whether voluntary or forced, and brings disruption to families in the old country and in the new. Immigrants require courage and fortitude, even when they are weak and poor. Like many others who have come here, Germans from Russia have suffered, and they have overcome. Since their background and history is as rich in texture as it is in diversity, they serve here as a model of assimil

Fruits of Thy Labor

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At the turn of the 20th century Italian Americans workers would come to play a pivotal role in the labor rights movement, helping to ensure better wages and working conditions.

 

It's All Earth and Sky | The Horizontal World

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Debra Marquart talks of the role of Germans from Russia women in agriculture and the many labors involved in their lives.

“It’s all earth and sky!” was the reaction of one German-Russian immigrant when she arrived on the plains of the Upper Midwest. Like many others who came to the region seeking a land of promise and opportunity, she and her family endured – and prevailed – on this rich, expansive landscape. Immigration implies departure, as well as arrival. Transport from one country to another may mean deportation; it inescapably includes exile whether voluntary or forced, and brings disruption to families in the old country and in the new. Immigrants require courage and fortitude, even when they are weak and poor. Like many others who have come here, Germans from Russia have suffered, and they have overcome. Since their background and history is as rich in texture as it is in diversity, they serve here as a model of assimilation of other ethnic groups into Amer

Built on Agriculture - Selkirk Settlers | Red River Land

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The first settlers came mostly to the area called Forks in Winnipeg, where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers come together. Glacial Lake Agassiz retreated, leaving fertile soils in the Red River Valley, which was good for agriculture.

VietNomz l Vietnamese Orlando

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New Country, New Culture! Central Florida embraced immigrants fleeing Vietnam after the war. Learn how Philip Nguyen and his family have bridged Vietnamese cuisine into the heart of Orlando.

The Germans from Russia | Folk Traditions and Artwork

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Learn how the Germans from Russia are known for their Folk Healing Traditions, which are based on the practices of the Catholic Church. The German-Russians are also known for their weaving, which changed according to town and their intricate ironwork which can still be seen today on the prairie in many cemetaries. Intricate crosses brimming with lillies and roses in tribute to the dead will stand on the land for years to come.

It's All Earth and Sky | Frugality and Ties to the Old World

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Debra Marquart illustrates frugality by reading a poem from her book, Everything's a Verb, about the burning of an oil lamp. Also discussed are marriages of the second generation and correspondence with relatives in Russia. 

 

Germans from Russia in South America | Going to America

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Germans from Russia didn't own any land they farmed in Russia, they were renters. Land in Brazil was the motive to emmigrate.

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