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On the occasion of Minnesotars"s 150th anniversary of statehood, more than a hundred historians and other writers assembled to discuss the subjects they had been studying, thinking, and writing about. This book presents the best of that work, including nineteen essays on topics as varied as baseball at Native American boarding schools, nineteenth-century predictions for Minnesotars"s future, Native American tourist goods, the Kensington rune stone, and a memoir of growing up in Marshall. Bringing together some of the most recent and best thinking about Minnesotars"s past and its people,The State Wers"re Indemonstrates the history of this place, in all its rich complexity, before and after statehood. Contributors include Melodie Andrews, Annette Atkins, Marge Barrett, Matt Callahan, Emily Ganzel, Linda LeGarde Grover, Louis Jenkins, David J. Laliberte, James Madison, J. Thomas Murphy, Nora Murphy, Traci M. Nathans-Kelly, Paula Nelson, Patrick Nunnally, Linda Schloff, Gregory Schroeder, Hamp Smith, Barbara W. Sommer, Tangi Villerbu, Howard J. Vogel, Steven Werle, Bill Wittenbreer, and Michael Zalar. Annette Atkins, author ofCreating Minnesota,Harvest of Grief, andWe Grew Up Together, teaches at Saint Johnrs"s University/College of Saint Benedict. Deborah L. Miller, reference specialist at the Minnesota Historical Society and coauthor ofPotluck Paradise, is an expert on Minnesota ethnicity and community cookbooks.
Annette Atkins, author of Creating Minnesota, Harvest of Grief, and We Grew Up Together, teaches at Saint John's University/College of Saint Benedict. Deborach L. Miller, reference specialist at the Minnesota Historical Society and coauthor of Potluck Paradise: Favorite Fare from Church and Community Cookbooks, is an expert on Minnesota ethnicity and community cookbooks.
Table of Contents
Welcome to Minnesota: The State We're In
State History in Regional Perspective
State History in Local Perspective
Remembering Our Past
The Myth of the "Forgotten" Treaty: Traditions about the St. Peters Treaty of 1837
The U.S.-Dakota War in Public Memory and Public Space: Mankato's Journey Toward Reconciliation
Telling River Stories: The Mississippi River Runs Through All of Us
The Maples: Is This Land My Land?
The History of Duluth as I Recall It
Kosher with a Modern Tinge: Two Generations of Jewish Women in Virginia, Minnesota, 1894-1945
The Stone Tomahawk: Ojibwe Tradition, Resourcefulness, and Survival in Northeastern Minnesota
"We Had this Opportunity": African Americans and the Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota
The Case of the Inept Forger
Early Catholic Minnesota: New Sources and New Questions
"To Sound my Trumpet": Henry Hastings Sibley, Minnesota, and the Rise of a National Identity
The Christie Brothers' Civil War: A Reflection of Minnesota's Experience
Baseball at Native American Boarding Schools in Minnesota: A History
The Public Side of History: Museums, the Recent Past and Possible Future
Thawing a Frozen Moment: A Photograph and the Diary That Brought It to Life
Embracing Compiled Cookbooks as Historical Documents
Looking Forward: Mid-Nineteenth-Century Predictions for Minnesota's Future
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