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Giants in the Earth

Author(s): Ole Rølvaag

Location(s): North Dakota, South Dakota

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Turn of 20th Century



This is the first in a trilogy of books about the Norwegian settlement of the Dakota Territory, followed by ” Peder Victorious”, and then “Their Fathers’ God”. The author is a Norwegian who went to the USA in the late 1800s and he picks up the American way of being as if he were an american. Essentially it is the experience of the Norwegians in their early days in the Dakota territories.

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A fascinating and real look at early days life for settlers in the Dakota territories. Very readable still.

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