Stories and Such
This section contains content of several types, including memoirs, essays, tales, and other documents related to either the Icelandic settlers of Dakota or to the area itself. Brief descriptions are provided in the list below.
Please note that content will be added to this section as I get the documents reformatted.
Click (or double-click) on a title in either the list below or the panel to the left to open the document.
- 1883 Dakota Farm
- A quaint and informative newspaper article published in 1883 describing the requirements for obtaining a homestead in Dakota.
- A Tribute to the Pioneer Icelandic Settlers of Pembina County
- by Kristbjorg Kristjanson, an essay about the pioneer Icelandic settlers.
- A Settler’s Story
- by Arlan Steinolfson, an imaginary settlement account in narrative form about my great-grandfather Kristjan Gudmundsson (1834-1899) of Thingvalla Township.
- No Greater Love
- by Lauga Geir, a true minisaga of tragedy, the supernatural, and the strength of a mother's love.
- Sveinn’s Mustache
- by Arlan Steinolfson, a mini-mini-saga about my great-aunt’s husband.
- The Lean Years
- by Jon Magnusson Johnson, a first hand account of life in the Icelandic community in the years around the turn of the century.
- Land of the Dacotahs
- by Bruce Nelson, from the 1946 book of the same name, a great description of Dakota.
- The Poet KN Julius
- by Kathy Miller, a newspaper article titled “Pembina County Was Home To Renowned Poet K.N. Julius” from the Walsh County Press of 2 Aug 1997.
- The Poetry of KN Julius
- English translations of some of KN's verses.
- A listing of some of the early events in the Icelandic settlement of Pembina County.
Click on the name below to contact The Dakota Icelanders Project.