Pelkie: 100 Years of Finnishness in Michigan's North Woods
Finns became the most rural of all European immigrant groups. They created “havens in the woods,” cultural islands surrounded by forests where their ancestral language and customs persisted for 100 years. Pelkie, Michigan is one of these havens.
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E1: Part 1: From Copper miners to lumberjacks to farmers
E2: Part 2: Third Generation: Cows, Kids and Barns