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(03-30-2018, 05:53 PM)Octo Wrote: They didn't like to bring Finns on their trips because they feared them since they have magic properties.
However, this WAS Sweden. The whole north of Sweden was administered from here not so long ago.
(03-30-2018, 05:55 PM)Octo Wrote:Quote:Some American Indians, like some Europeans, had rituals which they believed could induce rain. The Finnish people, on the other hand, were believed by others to be able to control weather. As a result, Vikings refused to take Finns on their oceangoing raids. Remnants of this superstition lasted into the twentieth century, with some ship crews being reluctant to accept Finnish sailors.
Quote:Between 1860 and 1924 some 370,000 people left Finland for North America to seek a better life. The main reasons to emigrate were unemployment, social problems and the period of ‘Russification’ before Independence--but a desire for adventure was also a factor. In America Finns worked in the forests and the mines. While out in the woods and at trade union meetings they met Native Americans and even married some of them. The majority of marriages were with members of the Ojibwa tribe, the largest in the region. Finns tended to have less knowledge about their new home country--and therefore also fewer prejudices about the people native to the land.
(04-02-2018, 06:33 AM)RiskyRob Wrote: My mothers haplotype is common in Scandinavia, but that's because the Vikings used to kidnap women from Britain.