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Minnesota Historical Society

Works: 3,109 works in 3,788 publications in 3 languages and 18,970 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Sources  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Biography  Dictionaries  Audiotape catalogs 
Roles: Performer, Other, Patron, Compiler, Editor, Originator
Classifications: F601, 977.6005
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Minnesota history ( file )
in English and held by 942 libraries worldwide
Vols. 2-6 include the 19th-23d Biennial reports of the Society, 1915/16-1923/24 (in v. 2-3 as supplements, in v. 4-6 as extra numbers)
Minnesota history bulletin ( file )
in English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
The valley of the Mississippi illustrated by Henry Lewis( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
Aspects of the fur trade : selected papers of the 1965 North American Fur Trade Conference by North American Fur Trade Conference( Book )
5 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Minnesota history bulletin ( serial )
in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
The aborigines of Minnesota : a report based on the collections of Jacob V. Brower, and on the field surveys and notes of Alfred J. Hill and Theodore H. Lewis by Minnesota Historical Society( Book )
13 editions published between 1911 and 2007 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society ( serial )
in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
Chippewa and Dakota Indians; a subject catalog of books, pamphlets, periodical articles, and manuscripts in the Minnesota Historical Society by Minnesota Historical Society( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Go if you think it your duty : a Minnesota couple's Civil War letters by James Madison Bowler( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
"During the American Civil War, James Madison Bowler and Elizabeth Caleff Bowler courted, married, became parents, and bought a farm. They attended dances, talked politics, and confided their deepest fears. Because of the war, however, they experienced almost all of these events separately, sharing them through hundreds of letters from 1861 to 1865 while Madison served in the Third Minnesota Volunteer Regiment and Lizzie stayed in Nininger, Minnesota. In four years, they spent only twelve weeks under the same roof." "The couple's separation - during which Madison's regiment was involved in the infamous surrender at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and the Dakota War of 1862 - challenged their commitment to the war and to each other. Madison was steered by his sense of duty. Lizzie agreed that her husband should enlist, but over the course of four years - and after the birth of their daughter - she increasingly felt that his duty to country should come second to the needs of their family." "These letters provide the Bowlers a space to voice their fear for and frustration with each other, and they now provide readers with a window into one couple's Civil War."--Jacket
Germans in Minnesota by Kathleen Neils Conzen( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
"Germans are the largest single immigrant group in Minnesota history and perhaps its most invisible. Exploring this paradox, author Kathleen Neils Conzen recounts the struggles and triumphs of the Germans who transformed acres of wilderness into productive farms and brought to America their love of art, music, and sociability. She not only discusses the well-known enclaves in Brown and Stearns Counties but also looks at the smaller communities and the Twin Cities. In recent times, a renewed interest in German heritage can be seen in towns like New Ulm, home to the statue of Hermann the German and Heritagefest, the annual summer ethnic festival."--Jacket
Grammar and dictionary of the Dakota language by Stephen Return Riggs( Book )
8 editions published between 1852 and 1978 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Strength of the earth : the classic guide to Ojibwe uses of native plants by Frances Densmore( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
From techniques for tapping maple trees and harvesting wild rice to extracting dyes from bloodroot to making dishes from birch bark and dolls with cattails, Strength of the earth details the many uses of over 200 forest and prairie plants. Early twentieth-century ethnologist Frances Densmore recorded traditions and techniques relayed by dozens of Ojibwe women to create this invaluable handbook perfect for readers interested in Native American art and culture, organic gardening, natural remedies, and living off the land. Brenda J. Child offers a fresh introduction focusing on the power of female healers in Native communities
The Mississippi River and its source : a narrative and critical history of the discovery of the river and its headwaters, accompanied by the results of detailed hydrographic and topographic surveys by J. V Brower( Book )
1 edition published in 1893 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
This volume of the Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society is devoted to a historical discussion by Jacob Vredenberg Brower (1844-1905) about the source and headwaters of the Mississippi River, combined with his extensive hydrographic and topographic surveys. Brower summarizes the major European and white American exploratory trips to the area. Based on a scientific survey of the Itasca Basin that he made under the authority of the Minnesota Historical Society, Brower concludes that the true source of the Mississippi is neither Itasca Lake nor Elk Lake, nor even the stream discovered by Jean N. Nicolet (1836) called "Nicolet's Infant Mississippi River," but the "Greater Ultimate Reservoir" which receives its water supply from aerial precipitation and stores it in various component lakes and springs. Some of these lakes include Hernando de Soto, the Triplets, Whipple, Morrison, and Floating Moss; the streams that proceed from them include the beginnings of the Nicolet as well as the Mississippi. From Nicolet's middle lake the main river proceeds "in an unbroken channel" to the Gulf. After lobbying successfully to have this headwater region preserved as Itasca State Park (1891), Brower served as its first commissioner. The appendix includes an historical account of how the Mississippi and the Lake of the Woods came to form part of the northwestern boundary of the United States. Its author was Albert James Hill (1823-1895), who was also instrumental in the creation of Brower's report
The care and cataloguing of manuscripts, as practised by the Minnesota historical society, Manuscript division by Minnesota Historical Society( Book )
6 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
The Jeffers petroglyphs site : a survey and analysis of the carvings by Gordon A Lothson( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Minnesota under four flags by Minnesota Historical Society( Book )
6 editions published between 1946 and 1963 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Costantino Beltrami da Bergamo : notizie e lettere ( Book )
3 editions published in 1865 in English and Italian and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Manuscripts collections of the Minnesota Historical Society by Minnesota Historical Society( Book )
2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Historical Society
Historical Society Minnesota
Historical Society of Minnesota
Minnesota Historical Society
Società storica di Minnesota
انجمن تاریخ مینه‌سوتا
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Spanish (2)
Italian (1)
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