Immigrants always encounter those who came before. The Vikings and voyageurs met the Chippewa and Ojibwe. The Germans and Irish met the Norse and the Swedes. The Koreans met the Americans. The Hmong met the Hispanic. The Somali met the Russian. And so it has gone for decades, Minnesota opening its doors to opportunity and initiative, as well as to struggle and cultural shock. Whether you call it a melting pot or a crazy quilt, our history is the sum of many, many histories.