The State We're In: Reflections on Minnesota History [NOOK Book]

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On the occasion of Minnesota'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 Minnesota's future, Native American tourist goods, the Kensington rune stone, and a memoir of growing up in Marshall. Bringing together some of the...
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The State We're In: Reflections on Minnesota History

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Overview

On the occasion of Minnesota'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 Minnesota'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 Minnesota's past and its people, The State We're In demonstrates 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873518024
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Annette Atkins, author of Creating Minnesota, Harvest of Grief, and We Grew Up Together, teaches at Saint John's University/College of Saint Benedict.

Deborah L. Miller, reference specialist at the Minnesota Historical Society and coauthor of Potluck Paradise, is an expert on Minnesota ethnicity and community cookbooks.

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Table of Contents

Welcome to Minnesota: The State We're In Annette Atkins Atkins, Annette 3

State History in Regional Perspective James H. Madison Madison, James H. 18

State History in Local Perspective Paula M. Nelson Nelson, Paula M. 25

MEMORY

Remembering Our Past Gregory Schroeder Schroeder, Gregory 35

The Myth of the "Forgotten" Treaty: Traditions about the St. Peters Treaty of1837 Bruce White White, Bruce 39

The U.S.-Dakota War in Public Memory and Public Space: Mankato's Journey Toward Reconciliation Melodie Andrews Andrews, Melodie 50

Telling River Stories: The Mississippi River Runs Through All of Us Patrick Nunnally Nunnally, Patrick 61

The Maples: Is This Land My Land? Nora Murphy Murphy, Nora 69

The Flood Marge Barrett Barrett, Marge 85

UP NORTH

Duluth Louis Jenkins Jenkins, Louis 99

The History of Duluth as I Recall It Louis Jenkins Jenkins, Louis 101

Kosher with a Modern Tinge: Two Generations of Jewish Women in Virginia, Minnesota, 1894-1945 Linda Mack Schloff Schloff, Linda Mack 102

The Stone Tomahawk: Ojibwe Tradition, Resourcefulness, and Survival in Northeastern Minnesota Linda LeGarde Grover Grover, Linda LeGarde 118

"We Had this Opportunity": African Americans and the Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota Barbara W. Sommer Sommer, Barbara W. 134

The Case of the Inept Forger Michael Zalar Zalar, Michael 158

IDENTITY

Early Catholic Minnesota: New Sources and New Questions Tangi Villerbu Villerbu, Tangi 173

"To Sound My Trumpet": Henry Hastings Sibley, Minnesota, and the Rise of a National Identity J. Thomas Murphy Murphy, J. Thomas 196

The Christie Brothers' Civil War: A Reflection of Minnesota's Experience Hampton Smith Smith, Hampton 211

Baseball at Native American Boarding Schools in Minnesota: A History David J. Laliberte Laliberte, David J. 232

METHOD

The Public Side of History: Museums, the Recent Past and Possible Future Steven Penick Penick, Steven 245

Thawing a Frozen Moment: A Photograph and the Diary That Brought It to Life Emily F. Ganzel Ganzel, Emily F. 259

Embracing Compiled Cookbooks as Historical Documents Traci M. Nathans-Kelly Nathans-Kelly, Traci M. 271

Looking Forward: Mid-Nineteenth-Century Predictions for Minnesota's Future Bill Wittenbreer Wittenbreer, Bill 281

Eden Matt Callahan Callahan, Matt 295

Biographies 319

Index 325

Picture Credits 337

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