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Ojibwe in Minnesota covers the fur trade, the Iroquois Wars, and Ojibwe-Dakota relations; the treaty process and creation of reservations; and the ...
Ojibwe in Minnesota covers the fur trade, the Iroquois Wars, and Ojibwe-Dakota relations; the treaty process and creation of reservations; and the systematic push for assimilation as seen in missionary activity, movernment policy, and boarding schools.
Treuer also does not shy away from today’s controversial topics, covering them frankly and with sensitivity—issues of sovereignty as they influence the running of casinos and land management; the need for reform in modern tribal government; poverty, unemployment, and drug abuse; and constitutional and educational reform. He also tackles the complicated issue of identity and details recent efforts and successes in cultural preservation and language revitalization.
A personal account from the state’s first female Indian lawyer, Margaret Treuer, tells her firsthand experience of much change in the community and looks ahead with renewed cultural strength and hope for the first people of Minnesota.
Anton Treuer is professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and editor of Living Our Language: Ojibwe Tales and Oral Histories, Aaniin Ekidong: Ojibwe Vocabulary Project, Omaa Akiing, and Oshkaabewis Native Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language.
Ojibwe in Minnesota 1
Ojibwe Origins and Migration to Minnesota 5
The Ojibwe Fur-trade Era, 1640-1820 11
Ojibwe-Dakota Relations 17
Treaties and Reservations 23
The Indian New Deal 40
What Sovereignty Means 43
Indian Gaming 54
Community, Activism, and the Ojibwe in Minnesota 60
Fighting Dysfunction 67
Revitalizing Language and Culture 74
Personal Account: Reflections Margaret Treuer 82
Suggestions for Further Reading 85
Picture Credits 102
Posted January 2, 2014
Posted December 28, 2013
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