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Robin Carlson's illustration for a Norwegian folktale
Robin Carison's illustration for her story The (Hired) Girl Who Danced with the Nisse

Family Immersion in Traditional Norwegian Culture

Robin and Paul Carlson of Kenmare, North Dakota, preserve Norwegian traditions as a family - Robin with her tapestry weaving, yarn making, sculpture, making of traditional food delicacies such as kranskaake, and teller of traditional Norwegian folk tales, and Paul with his woodcarving and knife-making. They have been interviewed on national television and have appeared at the state fair demonstrating their skills. Robin documents the family's cultural immersion on videotape.

Originally submitted by: Byron Dorgan, Senator.

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