It is clear that the Norwegians are prejudiced against the Irish. They even call the Irish trolls because they think that the Irish belong to a lower class than themselves. In nineteenth-century America, ethnic differences such as nationality and religion often separated people, even those who might be considered members of the same race. Although the Great Plains was a mixing bowl of multiple ethnicities, like large cities such as New York, many early settlers associated only with their own group. Members of a particular ethnic group often settled in the same community with one another, just as members of the same ethnic group lived in a same neighborhood—such as Little Italy or Chinatown—in a large city.