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Dr. Raymond Screws, visiting assistant professor in history, will present "Ethnic Swedes on the Great Plains," Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, thousands of Swedish immigrants made their way to the Great Plains. Like other Scandinavians, as well as the Czechs and Germans, Swedish immigrants settled in specific areas and carved out communities that exist today. Their settlements reflected Swedish social, cultural, and religious structures.

Screws' lecture examines how the Swedes maintained ethnic identity through religious and educational institutions. This was made possible by chain migration, clustering and endogamous marriages. The lecture is based on research conducted on Saunders County, Nebraska, but applies to other areas of the Great Plains, including North Dakota.

Location: Aleshire Theater, Hartnett Hall
Price: Free and open to the public
Sponsor: Northwest Art Center
Contact: Avis Veikley
E-Mail avis.veikley@minotstateu.edu
701-858-3264
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