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Minnesota Historical Society

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Works: 3,104 works in 3,929 publications in 4 languages and 19,676 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Sources  Bibliographies  Records and correspondence  Biography  Personal narratives 
Roles: Performer, Other, Editor, Patron, Compiler, Originator
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Minnesota history( )

in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 6 includes the 23d Biennial report of the Society, 1923/24, as an extra number
Minnesota history bulletin( )

in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. 2-5 include the 19th-22d Biennial reports of the Society, 1915/16-1922/23 (in v. 2-3 as supplements, in v. 4-5 as extra numbers.)
Where two worlds meet : the Great Lakes fur trade by Carolyn Gilman( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in French and English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Review : 'Inspired by an exhibit of artifacts from the fur trade of the 1700s, this fascinating and attractive catalog includes a history of the fur trade and essays on various aspects of the early cross-cultural contacts between Indians and whites. Photos of tools, clothing, and trade items shown in the exhibit are accompanied by beautiful reproductions of 18th-century paintings and drawings, some in color.'- American West, September/October 1982 ;Product Description : Illustrated catalog for an exhibit traces the exchange of North American furs for European manufactured goods."--Amazon.com
The valley of the Mississippi illustrated by Henry Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society by Minnesota Historical Society( )

in English and No Linguistic content and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of the fur trade : selected papers of the 1965 North American Fur Trade Conference by North American Fur Trade Conference( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member 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 )

15 editions published between 1911 and 2007 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go if you think it your duty : a Minnesota couple's Civil War letters by James Madison Bowler( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member 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
Chippewa and Dakota Indians; a subject catalog of books, pamphlets, periodical articles, and manuscripts in the Minnesota Historical Society by Minnesota Historical Society( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germans in Minnesota by Kathleen Neils Conzen( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 1852 and 1978 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The care and cataloguing of manuscripts, as practised by the Minnesota historical society, Manuscript division by Minnesota Historical Society( Book )

11 editions published between 1936 and 1947 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member 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 153 WorldCat member 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
Gopher reader : Minnesota's story in words and pictures, selections from the Gopher historian( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected articles from Gopher historian magazine concentrate on regional surveys, geology, ethnic groups, and biographies of prominent people of Minnesota
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 139 WorldCat member 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
Costantino Beltrami da Bergamo : notizie e lettere( )

3 editions published in 1865 in English and Italian and held by 138 WorldCat member 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 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minnesota under four flags by Minnesota Historical Society( Book )

7 editions published between 1946 and 1963 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address delivered before the Minnesota Historical Society at its Sixth anniversary, February 1, 1856. by Henry Hastings Sibley( )

2 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Where two worlds meet : the Great Lakes fur trade
Alternative Names
Historical Society

Historical Society Minnesota

Historical Society of Minnesota

Minnesota Historical Society

Società storica di Minnesota

انجمن تاریخ مینه‌سوتا

明尼蘇達州歷史學會

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English (217)

French (2)

Spanish (2)

Italian (1)

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Go if you think it your duty : a Minnesota couple's Civil War lettersChippewa and Dakota Indians; a subject catalog of books, pamphlets, periodical articles, and manuscripts in the Minnesota Historical SocietyGermans in MinnesotaStrength of the earth : the classic guide to Ojibwe uses of native plantsA guide to family history resources at the Minnesota Historical SocietyMinnesota collectsMinnesota History Center