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The Founding of the Icelandic Settlement in Dakota

Updated: Sep 22, 2022

On the 12th of March, 1882, Séra Páll Þorláksson (Pastor Pall Thorlakson), the Father of the Icelandic Settlement in Dakota, died from tuberculosis. He was dearly beloved by his supporters and was one of the most controversial of the early Icelandic pioneers to North America.

The Icelandic Roots team has created an interesting webinar filled with many photos from Pall‘s life and the Dakota Settlement. Included is the full dictation regarding the settlement, which he spoke from his deathbed on the 11th of Feb