While in Minneapolis viewing the beautiful holdings at the American Swedish Institute...
...we did other fun Sámi things, like visit North America's first Sámi themed coffee house. The Lavvu Coffee House is owned and operated by Chris Pesklo, a Minnesota native of Sámi ancestry, whose other jobs are lavvu builder and former Social Studies teacher. His Lavvu website can be found at http://www.lavvu.com/index.html. Lavvu are the tipi-like tents Sámi traditionally made and travel with.
We also visited Ikea for the first time. Wow. It's like furniture Disneyland! We purchased a few things, and I briefly considered moving there.
Tomorrow: my first trip to Decorah, Iowa, and the motherland of all museums: The Vesterheim!