Lake Chisago - This is the main setting of this novel, and where Karl and Kristina settle.
Stillwater - This is a town near Lake Chisago where Karl often travels for business.
Sweden - This is the country from which Karl, Kristina and many of their neighbors in the St. Croix Valley immigrate.
Civil War - This conflict to abolish slavery breaks out at the beginning of the novel.
Sioux War - This conflict consists of a tribe of Native Americans attacking settlers in an attempt to reclaim their land when the government does not pay them for the land as they promised.
Astrakan Apple Tree - Kristina grows this plant from a seed she brings to Minnesota from her parental home in Sweden.
Indian Cliff - This geological formation sits above Lake Chisago, and the settlers see it as intimidating since they cannot banish it as...
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