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Northern lights : the stories of Minnesota's past

Author: Dave Kenney; Hillary Wackman; Nancy O'Brien Wagner
Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Surveys the history of Minnesota from the Ice Age through the end of the twentieth century, with "Investigations" which encourage the examination of primary source documents and use of proper historical methods.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Sources
Juvenile literature
Sources Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Kenney; Hillary Wackman; Nancy O'Brien Wagner
ISBN: 0873514408 9780873514408
OCLC Number: 51210507
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Minnesota Book Award, 2004.
Description: ix, 342 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: What is Minnesota? ; What is your story? --
The first Minnesotans ; The mysteries of Bradbury Brook --
The Dakota ; People on the move --
The Ojibwe ; What my grandmother taught me --
The fur trade ; Trading places with a voyageur --
The land changes hands ; In their own words --
Minnesota's newcomers ; Writing home, writing Minnesota --
The Civil War ; Missionary Ridge, the "Soldier's battle" --
Minnesota's civil war ; Untold stories of the Dakota War --
Sodbusters ; Small town life --
Flour, lumber, and iron ; Picturing working life --
Bigger, taller, faster ; Blueprints of our past --
The common good ; Why is Miss R. sick? --
The good life ; Capturing leisure in scrapbooks and diaries --
Boom and bust ; St. Paul's gangster era --
World War II ; Virginia Mae Hope: WWII pilot --
Cold War, warm kitchens ; Playing with history --
Taking a stand ; Singing out for social change --
Transforming the land ; The transformation of Duluth's Canal Park --
New Minnesotans ; Welcome to Minnesota --
Population statistics --
Atlas: Elevation, rivers, and lakes --
Cities, counties, parks, and reservations --
Transportation systems --
Environment, around 1850 --
Environment, around 2000 --
Major industries.
Responsibility: Dave Kenney ; investigations prepared by Hillary Wackman and Nancy O'Brien Wagner.

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Surveys the history of Minnesota from the Ice Age through the end of the twentieth century, with "Investigations" which encourage the examination of primary source documents and use of proper historical methods.

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