Organized youth camping became popular in the late nineteenth century against the backdrop of the Progressive Era. In Minnesota and across the United States, reformers believed that offering fresh-air vacations to poor children living in crowded cities would contribute to public health.
From desperate winter hunts to picnic foraging, Hungry Coyote tells the story of an urban coyote who deliberately makes his way through the seasons. His adventures come to life in this children's tale, told by Cheryl Blackford and lavishly illustrated by Laurie Caple.
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Pat Kruse creates his 3-dimensional mosaic birch bark art "to honor the old ways and the ancestors that practiced these ways." Kruse is one of three artists selected for an artist-in-residence program at MNHS. During this time, he has researched the birch bark collection in an effort to further build an apprentice relationship with his son, so he can pass on this traditional knowledge.