Interesting bit of trivia: It turns out that while part of my family is American (ie: Native), most of my family comes from the UK and Sweden. I mention this because I discovered these details only recently and am still fascinated by it. I find it cool that a lot of my ancestors were pagan as I never really identified with the Christian upbringing I had. It turns out to be a foreign religion.Whoa cool. I also recently discovered I am part Austrian as well and part from France when I had absolutely no clue about that, so I understand how you feel.
Similarly, my state's culture goes way back, much of it going back to traditional East Anglian culture.Oh, very cool indeed. I didn't know such a region existed really - in my view America's (the continent, not the country) discovery was old but it's settlement by european, africans and asian was recent.
My state was founded (as a colony) long before the United States came to be for the purpose of religious freedom, and that is a value which I hold near and dear to my heart.