Book Prize! The Viking Immigrants

The Viking Immigrants snatches the crown for “Best Book in Regional History (Prairies)” from the Canadian Historical Association!

Promotional photograph for the 1914 film, “The Viking Queen,” Using costuming and imagery that borrowed from the 19th century Icelandic Fjallkona. This is just one of many examples of how a North American acceptance of and fascination with “Viking” culture created opportunities for Nordic and Scandinavian communities to advance their social and racial status in a new land, despite their non-British immigrant origins. For more see chapter four in The Viking Immigrants: Icelandic North Americans.

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