Presented in the Ojibwe language, these original reminiscences of elders of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe bring to life the creative genius of some of Ojibwe country's most gifted storytellers.
Presented in the Ojibwe language, these charming and original stories bring to life the creative genius of some of Ojibwe country’s most gifted storytellers.
Presented in the Ojibwe language, these delightful new stories with animal characters bring to life the creative genius of some of Ojibwe country’s most gifted storytellers
A remarkable woman’s life spans nearly a century of peace, invasion, war, exile, return, and astonishing change.
The architect and chief promoter of Minnesota’s high voter turnout tells her story, showing how hard work and cooperation made the state a leader in clean, open elections.
The story of Pepé Willie, the “Godfather of the Minneapolis Sound,” who helped to groom and mentor the likes of Prince, Morris Day, André Cymone, and more.
Wander through wintry woods and along frozen creeks to observe eagles soaring, deer munching, and muskrats hiding as the winter solstice arrives in a whirl of snowy confetti and dancing starlight.
An authoritative and easy-to-use reference to the medicinal and edible properties of wild plants from throughout the upper Midwest. An essential guide for anyone interested in natural healing.
Crack open a cold one and venture into the fun and exciting world of Minnesota craft beers, taprooms, and brewmasters with this inside look at beer making and beer culture.
From Minnesota’s newer traditions— Hmong hotdish—to its oldest— nourishing wild rice—Land of 10,000 Plates invites readers to bask in the warmth and hospitality of kitchens throughout the state
Vivid depictions in words and photos illuminate the mysterious world of loons, viewed through the lens of a chick learning how to survive— and thrive—in her first year.
The collected lyrics of one of the most beloved alternative rockers of the past thirty years, with insights into the creative process behind the songs.
Cities, like people, are always changing, and the history of that change is the city’s biography. This new series illuminates the unique character of each city, weaving in the hidden stories of place, politics, and identity that continue to shape its residents’ lives.
A concise history, featuring stories that are familiar, surprising, and sure to change the way you see the City of Lakes.
Dramatic stories of women discovering their own potential in a time of national need, surprising themselves and others— and setting the roots of second-wave feminism.
Captivating stories of the courage, resilience, and everyday brilliance of Hmong American women.
Seventy-five years of big names and memorable games—chronicling the highs and lows, the memories, and the legends from the Minnesota boys’ state high school tournament.
A clarion call to action, incorporating powerful stories of failure and success, that points the way for all who seek to preserve indigenous languages.
Families and food, entrepreneurs and scholars, faith communities and cultural groups—the history of Koreans in Minnesota involves celebrating their heritage and embracing a northern home.
An inspiring celebration of the accomplishments of African American professionals in Minnesota, highlighting the contributions of individuals and organizations in a wide range of fields.
From the subcontinent to the North Star State, Minnesota’s Indian Americans—engineers and doctors, teachers and entrepreneurs, artists and chefs—enrich their new homeland with a vibrant cultural legacy.
A set of mutually beneficial relationships between southern slaveholders and Minnesotans kept the men and women whose labor generated the wealth enslaved.
Stunning images of some of the greatest musicians from rock ’n’ roll history, including both onstage action and behind-the-scenes candids.
The story of the past twelve thousand years of Minnesota told from the perspective of the only major waterfall on the Mississippi River, with stunning artwork by Gaylord Schanilec.
An entertaining journey into the highs, lows, bright spots, and dark corners of the Twin Cities’ most famous and infamous drinking establishments—history viewed from the barstool.
Every morning, every night, it's milking time. A girl helps with her family's "alphabet of cows"—Alphie, Bertha, Cassie, Di—enacting a ritual played out on family farms the world over.
Captivating letters, published in their entirety, that document almost thirty years of love between two women of the Gilded Age.
Forty-four LGBTQIA+ voices provide a vibrant, necessary, and dazzling component of Minnesota's cultural and historical fabric.
A look back at famous and infamous artists, musicians, and entertainers who came through Minnesota, viewed through stellar photos and engaging stories from two guys who were there on the scene.
Full of humor, toughness, hard work, and surprising vulnerability, this book shows the bitter weight of racism and the power of principled resistance.
The biography of a Minnesota politician who drew attention to civil rights and democratic values and engaged in "people's diplomacy" by reaching out to everyday citizens at home and abroad.
Brothers look to the stars and spin stories, some inspired by Uncle, some of their own making. The best one involves their grandmother and her place in the forever sky.
A history of a remarkable political party that saw government as a practical tool for creating conditions in which individuals can thrive and why its practices are needed today.
After decades of telling other's stories, Odd Lovoll places his own life in the larger context of Norwegian and Norwegian American experiences from World War II to the present day.
Letters from a stay in a tuberculosis sanatorium plumb losses of youth, of freedom, of life- but also gains in mobility, in education, in friendships, and in love.
A rare and intimate look at Minnesota's African American community in postwar America through the lens of a pioneering black photographer.
Relive the glory days of retail—when a trip to the department store was a special occasion—with nostalgic stories and vintage photos and ads.
With help from his friends, Karhu dances his way to Finn Town's liveliest winter event, the Mukluk Ball, featuring the tango, the conga, and even the Bear Hug Twist.
Reframing the conversations around race and identity, a talented photographer offers a prism through which to explore our modern era of cultural uncertainty.
An inside look at the early years of Prince, presented through both iconic and never-before-seen images taken by the photographer who was at his side through it all.
This accessible guide celebrates a vibrant food culture that crisscrosses national and regional borders, inviting all comers to relish comforting and flavorful meals, Somali American style.
How making treaties for land cessions with Native American nations transformed human relationships to the land and became a profitable family business
The story of a mayor and his police department run amok—and of the stunning political collapse that helped launch the Progressive Era.
Take a wander in woods and over fields with experienced mushroom hunters and, if your luck holds, safely bring home a wild harvest to cook and savor at the table.
The best days of summer end at the powwow, but Windy Girl takes the revelry of the gathering one step farther, into a dreamworld where the dancers and singers are dogs.
Compelling stories of Minnesota’s endangered species, the landscapes that nurture them, and the people who are discovering their secrets.
The dramatic story of one man’s ascent of North America’s highest peak under the harshest conditions—and the climb that nearly killed him.
A fascinating documentary look at the African American community of the mid-twentieth century, brought back into print.
A story of trauma, tragedy, and perseverance in a year that proved to be a turning point in the making of modern America.
A photographic celebration of musicians, artists, and everyday scenes from the Twin Cities African American community of the 1970s and ’80s by a renowned local photographer.
Tips and tricks for the northern gardener collected from 150 years of Minnesota State Horticultural Society publications. Illustrated with color photos and vintage artwork.
A stunning overview of the construction and renovation of “The People’s House,” Minnesota’s spectacular State Capitol Building.
Minnesotans are a hardy lot, undaunted by snow and cold. Armed with wool and fleece, they embrace the winter season and all the opportunities for adventure, activity, and celebration it brings.
From smörgåsbord and St. Lucia processions to Christmas Eve gatherings with dear family and friends, Swedish Americans are linked through the generations by a legacy of meatballs and lutfisk.
Where Prince and Minnesota made rock ’n’ roll history—a glorious look back at one of rock’s most storied clubs and the thousands of musicians who took the stage there.
Bring home the flavor of the cherished Lincoln Del bakery and deli with kitchen-tested recipes that will feed your memories and inspire new traditions for your family table.
From choir singing to supporting guerrillas—the story of a Norwegian immigrant in America and the struggle for independence back home.
The story of Nordic immigrant influence in Minnesota politics and culture, and the lasting legacy of a “Scandinavian state in the New World.”
The engaging and revealing letters of a woman who, with thousands of others, volunteered for service in World War I Europe, taking on jobs that freed men for the trenches.
A celebration, illumination, and study of the spectacular beaded bags made by the Ojibwe of Minnesota.
A book to inspire Minnesotans of all ages to learn about and reflect on the ten plants, chosen by experts and citizens, that have most impacted our state.
Sadie has a lot to learn about camping, hiking, and canoeing, but a family adventure leads her to appreciate the wonders of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Casts a wide net to gather up tips for purchasing, substituting, and preparing midwestern fish, from whitefish to perch, walleye to ciscoes, in tasty and often surprising ways.
The origins of Minneapolis’s legendary indie rock scene, as told by the people who were there and made it happen.
A principled decision brings unexpected consequences for a Hmong American woman struggling to reconcile the two cultures—and to be a good daughter while breaking the rules.
A primer on the complex and contested history of Minnesota’s premier historical site, newly annotated.
Inside the world of emergency dispatch, tragedy, boredom, and mind-bending weirdness are constant companions.
A vital history of the groups and individuals who put Duluth and Superior at the forefront of pioneering and innovative feminist organizing.
Get up close and personal with one of the most successful coaches in college football history through the wit, wisdom, and philosophy of John Gagliardi.
Did you know that flowers, insects, and birds can help predict the weather? Near her lighthouse home, Sophie reads the signs and sounds a warning: “Storm’s coming!”
A look back at more than three decades of music in Minneapolis through the lens of one of the most prolific and renowned photographers on the scene.
Iconic activist and AIM cofounder Clyde Bellecourt tells “the damn truth” about the American Indian Movement as he lived it.
A behind-the-scenes look at the spectacular new U.S. Bank Stadium— a must-have book for any Vikings fan
Using newspaper accounts, court records, state files, and interviews with aging and often reluctant witnesses, Michael Fedo writes of ordinary people caught up in an extraordinary moment of violence and hatred.
Uncovers the extensive involvement of women in the early decades of one of the most prestigious medical centers in the world.
A tale of unsung heroes and forgotten stars who battled discrimination and other hardships to play the game they loved, told by the son of one such legend of Minnesota black baseball.
A timely memoir by a Cuban American writer, exploring issues of identity, biculturalism, and life exiled from a beloved homeland.
A rural community is changed forever when moneyed interests conspire to transform a treasured wetland.
A tall tale set on a midwestern farm, where, sure, there might be worries upon worries, but the best lesson is to share what you have and enjoy the folks you’re with.
First-rate illustrations, vintage advertising, bygone recipes, and the storied history of Minnesota’s food industries—the pages of Tempt Me offer a true feast for the senses.
A founding member of Babes in Toyland takes readers on the roller coaster ride of the rock-and-roll lifestyle and her own journey of self-discovery.
Essays that challenge, discomfort, disorient, galvanize, and inspire all of us to evolve now, for our shared future.
The first single-volume, comprehensive survey of the best Minnesota poetry, Where One Voice Ends Another Begins showcases the work of seventy-six of the state's premiere poets.
With deadpan humor and startling detail, the author of the Emigrants series brings to life a childhood much like his own.
This pioneering work focuses on excavations and discoveries at Little Rapids, a 19th-century Eastern Dakota planting village near present-day Minneapolis.
Written by a Minnesota native son, We Made It Through the Winter is a book for all seasons and all readers. A distinguished author of history and fiction, Walter O'Meara re-creates times that were at once romantic and real.
A powerful, insider’s history of the first decade of the American Indian Movement.
A fascinating history of the Ojibwe people at home in the Minnesota landscape through 1950—as told through more than 200 vivid photographs.
By fending off repeated assaults on their land and governance, the Ojibwe people of Red Lake have retained cultural identity and maintained traditional ways of life.
A lively biography for middle readers about the bohemian artist who authored such children’s classics as Millions of Cats and Snippy and Snappy.
This popular guide to Minnesota's canoe country from Rainy Lake east to Lake Superior tells of famous explorers, the great fur traders, voyageurs, Indians, and loggers who passed that way.
Nute's best-selling book portrays the indefatigable French-Canadian canoemen, whose labors were vital to the fur trade and whose influence reaches us through the colorful songs, place names, customs, and legends they left behind.
Through transcendent prose, an Ojibwe man chronicles his survival of abuse and bigotry at a state orphanage in the 1930s and the brutal farm indenture that followed.
Examines in detail the technology of harvesting and processing the grain, the important place of wild rice in Ojibway ceremony and legend, including the rich social life of the traditional rice camps, and the volatile issues of treaty rights.
A lively tour of yesterday’s Badger State.
MPR and TPT personality Cathy Wurzer provides a new introduction to this classic guide to the Arrowhead country.
A snapshot of South Dakota as our grandparents knew it.
A beguiling travel guide and history lesson in one, this volume offers an unprecedented look at Minnesota and its people.
An exploration of the lives of Great Plains settlement-era farm women and their pivotal roles in the home, field, and community.
Arranged by season and including helpful “as seen while hiking” views, this guidebook opens up a world of natural beauty for wildflower watchers in northern climes.
A detailed guide to fifty-five wineries in Minnesota and Wisconsin, including tours of thirteen wine trails and delightful sidebars packed with food pairings, tips and local lore.
Peg Meier’s candid interpretation of the joys and pains of childhood through the decades—at home, at school, at play—reminds us that we were all children once, too.
An amateur photographer’s astonishing collection of images that showcase the often unexpected psyche of a developing American suburb in the 1950s and ‘60s.
A memoir of a rural American girlhood from a fresh new literary voice.
In a celebration of the wild and wonderful world of cartooning, twenty-three contemporary artists step out from behind their drawing boards and take a bow alongside their art.
A concise history of Swedes in Minnesota and the enormous influence that they have had on our state’s politics, history, and culture.
A detailed portrait of Swedish immigrant life and culture in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, told in 22 essays by leading scholars from the U.S. and Sweden.
In this paperback original, new stories by award-winning writer Will Weaver complement selected favorites from his original collection A Gravestone Made of Wheat chronicling sweeping changes in Midwestern life.
Tales of famous folk, innovative industries, and picturesque landscapes will inspire you to slow down and savor the journey the next time you travel Minnesota’s storied Highway 61.
Fourteen award-winning writers explore the fascinating intersection of history and memoir
From a pioneering ethnographer, an invaluable recording of how early-twentieth-century Ojibwe women used wild plants in their everyday lives.
From Pig's Eye to a pig on the field, celebrate the St. Paul Saints--their players, owners, managers, fans, and ballparks old and new—and the history of baseball in the capital city!
Fitzgerald’s sensitivity about wealth and position — later made evident in such classics as The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night — was bred of his St. Paul family and associations.
A brief and readable overview of the political protest movements that have shaped Minnesota, a state of extremes.
A new investigation of the meteoric rise, lifetime of achievements, and unique persona of “boy wonder” and perennial candidate Harold E. Stassen
Minnesota historians present recent and groundbreaking work on a range of people and events that make up the state’s history.
The inside story of the shocking Piper kidnapping: from the abduction and recovery, through the grueling investigation and trials, and into the Pipers’ haunted final years. New in paperback in August 2015.
Missouri guerrilla, Confederate officer, bank robber, notorious outlaw, Wild West showman—Cole Younger’s life was the stuff of myth and legend. In The Story of Cole Younger, long out-of-print, he tells his story in his own words after his parole from prison at the age of 59.
Descendants of fur traders and Indians, the Métis mounted insurrections against the Canadian government in 1869-70 and 1885 led by the messianic Louis Riel.
Eleven-year-old Travis Skinaway learns about his American Indian culture and history as he practices the Creator’s game, lacrosse.
Affectionate without being overly sentimental, this intimate biography of a Wisconsin farm family eloquently chronicles a past way of life, one which, though arguably simpler, was not necessarily easier.
Fifty extraordinary letters written by Dakota men imprisoned after the U.S. Dakota War of 1862 give direct witness to a harsh and painful history shared by Minnesotans today.
In this fascinating self-portrait, George Morrison, who calls himself "an artist who happens to be an Indian," tells a personal story of a life of changing horizons and artistic achievement.
A 150-year retrospective of Twin Cities life told through hundreds of breathtaking, surprising, and intimate photographs of people, culture, landmarks, and events.
A lively illustrated history that reveals how the movie business has fascinated, scandalized, and socialized the Twin Cities and its people.
From Larry Millett, author of the award-winning Lost Twin Cities, comes this fascinating new book that explores the history of Minneapolis and St. Paul from the vantage point of their streets.
The first book-length study of the Citizens Alliance, a union of Minneapolis business owners, detailing their use of financial and political power, as well as propaganda and brute force, in their campaign against organized labor.
A behind-the-scenes look at the most significant art exhibit of the year.
A behind-the-scenes look at the most significant art exhibit of the year.
The second book in Moberg's classic Emigrant Novels series.
A celebration of the special bond Minnesotans have with the land expressed through compelling essays and beautiful photographs.
A rousing history of baseball in Minnesota details how black players earned the respect of teammates and fans alike.
Let enticing tales, practical tips, and recipes both stunningly simple and tastefully elaborate point the way beyond “farm to table” to the truly wild foods of our streams and forests.
Ten sweet and slightly wicked stories by N. M. Kelby, whose work has appeared on National Public Radio's "Selected Shorts," on NPR's CD Travel Tales, and in New Stories from the South: The Year's Best.
This playful yet practical guide-outlining skills from building a campfire to identifying urban wildlife to carving a duck decoy-will fully prepare Minnesota natives and newcomers alike for life in the North Star State.
An intimate portrait of the remarkable characters and events behind the first non-mechanical crossing of Antarctica
Amidst the din of battle and the chaos of armies on the move, William G. Le Duc of Hastings, Minnesota, writes of the frenzied life of an officer in the Quartermaster Department during the Civil War.
This collection of thirty-six narratives presents the Dakota Indians' experiences during a conflict previously known chiefly from the viewpoints of non-Indians.
A remarkable collection of transcribed oral histories of members of Dakota, Lakota, Winnebago, and other communities.
Take a trip back in time with award winning Star Tribune reporter Peg Meier.
The comprehensive, user-friendly guide to more than 1,000 Swedish American historical sites and landmarks across the United States.
A stunning collection of conservationist and explorer Oberholtzer’s photographs and journal entries from his famous paddle to Hudson Bay.
Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. WHAM-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. Atari.
Hike alongside Rhoda as she collects rock after rock, “red ones and blue ones and stripy ones,” from forest and river and lake, on a north woods adventure.
Culled from hundreds of interviews with those who served at home and abroad, this book tells the distinctive stories of those who triumphed and sacraficed during WWII.
Spells are conjured, herbs collected, and potions concocted in this fascinating history of the practices and beliefs of Norway's folk healers at home and in the New Land.
Rhubarb sheds its image as a sugar-swathed pie plant to find its place in appetizers, salads, side dishes, entrées, and more—while also remaining one of the best desserts around.
With honesty and extraordinary self-knowledge, twenty-one accomplished authors illuminate the mother-daughter relationship--intimate, complicated, loving, flawed—with humor and clarity.
A small classic of travel writing and an indelible portrait of a young man coming of age during the Great Depression.
When a small midwestern gallery is burgled, artworks by an American icon disappear into the international market for stolen art, but the gallery’s owners refuse to give up the search.
Largely developed by Norwegians, Swedes, and Swedish-speaking Finns who spread in a short time across eight distinct settlements, the isolated community of Hovland, Minnesota, quickly established a reputation for its natural beauty and the lively activity and hospitality of its people. Excerpted and adapted from the book Norwegians and Swedes in the United States: Friends and Neighbors edited by Philip J. Anderson and Dag Blanck.
A rich showcase of Minnesota’s vintage schoolhouses, with stunning photographs by the popular Doug Ohman and short tales by award-winning storyteller Jim Heynen.
The gripping, true-life story of one of the most destructive floods in U.S. history and its effect on one city and its citizens.
Will Weaver casts the reader into the center of an interracial land dispute in this timeless novel.
In this guide are treasured family recipes and helpful hints on cooking the way your grandmother's mother taught her.
Waterfalls and underground caverns, lady’s slippers and dwarf trout lilies, cross-country skiing and fishing adventures—alluring photographs and captivating stories survey these and other delights of Minnesota’s popular state parks.
A seasoned military nurse offers a startling account of the conditions, the people, the promises of life inside Abu Ghraib.
Travel the powwow trail with an Anishinaabe family, the Downwinds of Red Lake, as they gather with relatives and friends to lift up the traditions of their people through ceremonies and dances.
"I wondered what could have prompted me to take those initial steps down a path that would alter the course of the rest of my life armed with only an optimistic hunch."
A haunting tour of the final resting places of famous and infamous Minnesotans in their home state.
The Casey Award–winning account of life in the minor leagues, celebrating the game, the characters who love it, and the magic that can happen when a town, a team, and a ball player get a second chance.
Expand your squash repertoire: this abundant vegetable spans the seasons, offering a delicious base on which to build inspired multicultural dishes, bringing forth assertive flavors from savory to sweet.
Boosted by Prohibition’s austere measures, the soda fountain in the dynamic decades of the twenties and thirties brought clever treats and entertainment dining to most every American town.
An enlightening introduction to Minnesota's Somalis, who have adjusted to a new climate, new language, and new culture in a region wholly different from their homeland.
Pulitzer Prize winner Hamlin Garland recounts his journey from a rural childhood to a man of letters in this captivating autobiography.
Traditional voyageur songs, sung in French by the 30-voice male choir of the Université de Moncton of New Brunswick, Canada.
A child of a typical 1950s suburb unearths her mother’s hidden heritage, launching a rich and magical exploration of her own identity and her family’s powerful Native American past.
Fifteen Minnesota nurses spent a year caring for the casualties of a divisive war, only to come home and descend into isolated silence. To heal themselves, they banded together as veterans.
A captivating anthology of fiction, prose, and poetry. Contributors include Louise Erdrich, Joy Harjo, and Diane Glancy.
Finally, the book that unmasks the insider behind the shocking corruption in St. Paul in the 1930s: Big Tom Brown, the city’s chief of police.
The first richly illustrated history of crop art and of generations inspired by Lillian Colton and her arresting portraits of celebrities in seeds.
The third book in Moberg's classic Emigrant Novels series.
In this sometimes startlingly candid account, Kathleen Ridder explores the passions that have motivated her in constructing and pursuing a life of community service and personal accomplishment.
Boost your cooking credentials with help from Shefzilla (a.k.a. Stewart Woodman), whose time-tested recipes that will bring repeat customers to your table.
An in-depth tour of the many sunken ships submerged in the waters of our great inland sea, Lake Superior.
A fascinating, fast-paced history of Lake Superior, from the time of the glaciers to the present, complemented by handy travelers’ tips for historic destinations.
A little cabin is both a tie to the past and a promise for the future for a woman seeking to continue a family tradition in Minnesota’s north country.
A comprehensive look at the Norwegian-language press, celebrating the tireless writers,editors, and publishers whose efforts helped guide Norwegian immigrants on their path to becoming Norwegian Americans.
Eighteen essays explore interactions among Swedish and Norwegian immigrants to America, focusing on themes of friendship and competition through the lenses of identity, language, religion, and politics.
The images of the Vikings professional football team, the stereotype of the "Norwegian bachelor farmer," and even Minnesotan's speech patterns proclaim the Norwegian heritage of Minnesota. But the Norwegian settlers have contributed much more to the state.
A pioneering study that examines the social, cultural, and religious development of Norwegian Americans in the agricultural communities of rural Minnesota.
An inside look at Twin Cities theater and how Minneapolis–St. Paul became home to one of the nation’s most vibrant and innovative theatrical communities.
"Initially published in 1982 in the Smithsonian Folklife Series, Thomas Vennum's The Ojibwa Dance Drum is widely recognized as a significant ethnography of woodland Indians."—From the afterword by Rick St. Germaine
A richly detailed, clearly written history that reveals both the changes the Ojibwa chose to make and the continuity within the culture they retained. It is a turbulent story of the tensions that shaped their integration of tradition and adaptation.
This compelling, highly anticipated narrative traces the history of the Ojibwe people in Minnesota, exploring cultural practices, challenges presented by more recent settlers, and modern day discussions of sovereignty and identity.
Author Michael McNally considers the cultural processes through which Native American peoples have made room for their cultural identity within the confines of colonialism.
A uniquely personal history of the Ojibwe culture.
Explores the vital role of women in the creation of Norwegian American communities—from farm to factory and as caregivers, educators, and writers.
A Northern Front reflects the day-by-day disappearance of wild places and the ever-changing face of the American landscape.
With the art of a practiced storyteller, Ignatia Broker recounts the life of her great-great-grandmother.
A perceptive and detailed Civil War memoir of the First Minnesota Regiment chronicling such famous battles as Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg.
A classic anthology of Minnesota literature, with selections from novels, short stories, essays, and memoirs, that conveys the diversity of the Minnesota Experience.
Jim Norris examines the complex relationships between American Crystal Sugar Company, the sugar beet growers, and Mexican migrant workers.
Award-winning drinkslinger Johnny Michaels, along with the North Star Bartenders’ Guild, move beyond the traditional Martini and Manhattan to offer 125 crafted cocktail recipes with modern flavors.
An engaging history of Minnesota, told in compelling essays by the state's finest historians and writers.
Follow Will Steger and Paul Schurke, along with six others and 49 dogs, as they set out to complete the first ever confirmed "unsupported" expedition to the North Pole.
Whether hearing wood frogs peep, choosing the finest skipping stone, observing squirrels gathering nuts, or inhaling crisp, cold air, a hike through Grandma’s woods engages all the senses.
150 fabulous fifties recipes sure to disappear first from the buffet table.
A rich narrative history of the worldwide community of Hmong people, exploring their cultural practices, war and refugee camp experiences, and struggles and triumphs as citizens of new countries.
The grand era of steamboats and resort hotels at this magnificent lake, once the center of the state's resort industry, told through postcards and historic photographs.
The dynamic Midwestern small town—from its idyllic beginnings to its imminent decline—explored and celebrated in thirty-four selections of cultural history, fiction, and poetry, both classic and contemporary.
A handy and entertaining pocket guide to the origins of place names of the North Star state.
A concise history of the Poles in Minnesota and the influence they have had on the state’s religion, history, and culture.
A grand tour of the North Star State’s geographical, political, and human history, including travelers’ guides to historic destinations.
Beneath the veneer of a developing American suburb lie the hidden stories—historical, biological, and ecological—that make it a wondrous and unique place.
History professor William Green unearths the untold stories of African Americans and contrasts their experiences with those of Indians, mixed bloods, and Irish Catholics.
Old Rail Fence Corners is the story of Minnesota's early settlers in their own words—hardship and happiness on the frontier.
An exploration of the Oberholtzer-Magee Expedition and the hidden history—both natural and human—of this vast and beautiful wilderness.
A behind the scenes look at the plays of Minnesota's favorite storyteller, Kevin Kling.
The story of the Liberators of the Ninth Minnesota, the state’s “hard luck” Civil War regiment, from defying orders and saving a slave family, through bitter defeat and imprisonment, to the ultimate victory and their lives in postwar America.
Grandpa introduces grandchild to the art of ice fishing—sharing a cozy ice shack, sorting colorful tackle, and finding ways to pass the time. But where are the fish? Will they ever catch a fish?
Adventure writer Cary Griffith recounts riveting and life-threatening tales of exploration in the limestone caves of southwestern Minnesota and the man-made caves of St. Paul.
A celebration of intensely local foods on a spectrum spanning traditional American Indian treatments and creative contemporary fusion.
Explore the Quetico-Boundary Waters with seasoned paddlers—one a writer, one a photographer—whose work reflects on the spirit of the place, conveying an open invitation to visit an ages-old wilderness.
This stirring narrative reconstructs in amazing detail the story of a remarkable band of soldiers at this seminal Civil War battle.
An intricate narrative of the Dakota people over the centuries in their traditional homelands, the stories behind the profound connections that hold true today.
The lively story of how private citizens, architects, and public officials formed an unlikely coalition to build Minnesota’s statehouse at the turn of the twentieth century.
Larry Millett and photographer Matt Schmitt invite us into twenty-two lovingly preserved homes from across the state through over two hundred color photographs and Millett’s captivating stories of their construction, original owners, and restoration.
A turtle’s shell, an etched rock, a false morel, a trout lily—all inspire a closer look, a chance to see A to Z in Minnesota’s natural scenes.
A comprehensive, illustrated history of the glory days of old-school, professional wrestling—a must-have for wrestling fans!
Thirteen perceptive and insightful essays that examine the uniqueness of Minnesota in the social, cultural, and political spheres.
Make the most of your maple syrup with recipes both sweet and savory, from breakfast to dinner.
Four brutal mid-century murder cases that first attracted photographers and the public spotlight now draw the practiced storytelling of acclaimed writer Larry Millett.
Veteran ghost hunter Micahel Norman uncovers almost three dozen stories of Minnesota eeriness—just in time for Halloween.
A county-by-county guide to Minnesota's more than 1,500 holdings on the National Register of Historic Places, the country's official list of historic properties.
An isolated northern farm provides the backdrop to a child’s searching, empathetic view of his conflicted mother during the last three years of her life.
Explores the innovative ways Ojibwe men and women on reservations around the Great Lakes sustained both their families and their cultural identity in the face of extreme prejudice and hardship.
A detailed and perceptive account of the fur trade seen through the eyes of a teenaged boy.
This treasury of vintage crime offers a vivid picture of Minnesota from the time it achieved statehood in 1858 through 1917. It also traces the gradual changes in social attitudes from the days of frontier justice to the abolishment of capital punishment in 1911.
Second edition of the popular weather almanac! Whether planning your garden, settling a bet, or making neighborly small talk, this fascinating guide will give you all the facts and figures, all the trials and tales you need.
This handy travel guide presents the locations and texts of 254 historic markers, 60 geological markers, and 29 historic monuments in all corners of the state and is the perfect traveling companion for your next road trip.
Honors Minnesotans who faced war with equal amounts of determination and dread, courage and fear, in places as far away as the Pacific and Europe and as close as our hometown.
The classic guide to the traditional foods and foodways of Minnesota’s major ethnic groups, with more than 150 kitchen-tested recipes.
A lavishly illustrated tour of the state's eateries - its soda fountains, nightclubs, hotel dining rooms, and resorts - from 1850 to 1960, including seventy treasured recipes from favorite restaurants.
"It's a blustery November day, and I’m thumbing through Susan Miller’s county fair photos, and suddenly—it’s summer. the sun is baking my shoulders, and I’m eating my annula corn dog. I can smell French fries and hay, I can hear kids squealing with delight as they’re flung around on the Tilt-a-Whirl. Flipping through these pages, the best days of the season come back to me.”—Shannon Olson
Join Bruce the Bug Guy on a hunt for the most interesting insects in Minnesota—through the forest, across the prairie, and even in your own backyard.
A chronological compendium of remarkable and curious events in the history of the North Star State.
An overview of how Minnesotans of diverse backgrounds—soldiers, women, African Americans, and Native Americans—served their country during the Civil War. Excerpted from Creating Minnesota: A History from the Inside Out (MHS Press, 2007).
A fabulous showcase of individuals, events, and inventions that have made Minnesota.
Flavored with contemporary newspaper quotations and illustrated with period images, this political history inspires greater understanding of a preeminent American city.
From the early days of the YMCA leagues to the modern game of the Timberwolves and Lynx, sports historians and basketball fanatics Hugunin and Thornley offer the complete story of the North Star State’s most popular game.
Minnesota ID is a clear, accessible, and timely primer on Minnesota’s role in the national “voting wars,” highlighting the history of voting rights and voting integrity, while also explaining the complexity of voting law and its relations to the civil rights movement.
From the authors of Minnesota Eats Out, this lavishly illustrated and jam-packed book brings readers 150 years of vacation getaways in the Land of 10,000 Lakes
A lavishly illustrated book chronicling Minnesota's built environment through the stories of seventy-five properties on the National Register of Historic Places.
Wickedly funny and surprisingly fresh, these stories offer a unique look at on of the most important American writers of the twentieth century
For athletes, fanatics, and trivia buffs alike, Minnesota’s first and only comprehensive sports almanac features 125 glorious years of winning, losing, and playing the game.
A definitive survey of Minnesota’s vibrant printmaking scene in the first half of the twentieth century that features almost two hundred artists.
The classic reference for place-name information on the state's cities, towns, townships, lakes, and streams. Revised and thoroughly updated from the 1920 original.
The user-friendly guide to nearly two-hundred breathtaking historic house museums across Minnesota.
Reaching far beyond disco with an intriguing and entertaining look at the changes and challenges of the 1970s, the decade in which Minnesota grew into its modern identity.
This lavishly illustrated, richly detailed book presents for the first time a comprehensive picture of Minnesota’s involvement in the Civil War.
This richly illustrated history of Minnesota postcards, with images selected from a collection of more than 20,000 cards, explores the significance of postcards as cultural artifacts.
Great food, fast: packed with recipes, interviews, photographs, restaurant tips, historical anecdotes, and wry wit, Minnesota Lunch explores the least considered (and least understood) meal of the day.
This magnificent volume brings together for the first time stunning but rarely seen maps of Minnesota through five centuries, showing what happened in the past and what was planned for the future.
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Celebrate all the holidays—and then some—with renowned storyteller Kevin Kling, whose sense of the ridiculous never gets in the way of his appreciation for human nature.
Ten-year-old Fritz and his poppa have made a life for themselves on the Mississippi River Flats in Minneapolis in 1883, but what they really want is for their family to be whole again.
Covers the Ojibwa fur trade, canoe building, quillwork, native foods, hunting, fishing, and more.
Stories from St. Paul Neighborhoods and Beyond
Looking for a unique vacation without digressing from your favorite summer spot? Travel back through time with this straightforward historical tour of Lake Superior’s glorious North Shore.
A fascinating memoir of homesteading in South Dakota in the early twentieth century.
A definitive exploration of Minnesota’s changing environmental and human landscapes and how they have grown and developed over time.
A lyrical memoir by a Korean adoptee that explores the many facets of personal and cultural identity.
"Jon Hassler is a writer good enough to restore your faith in fiction...His subjects are life, love, and death...and he writes with wisdom and grace." —The New York Times
A middle-aged woman leaves her day job and becomes a full-time shepherdess, raising a wild mix of animals with equally wild personalities.
The first-ever biography of wilderness preservationist Ernest Oberholtzer, environmental pioneer and explorer and caretaker of Minnesota and Ontario's boundary waters region.
Although never more than a small percentage of the Minnesota's population, Jews have made a remarkable contribution to the state in business, politics, and education.
Crime historian Paul Maccabee spent thirteen years fighting the FBI to obtain more than 100,000 Justice Department files on the notorious Public Enemies era of St. Paul—resulting in his book John Dillinger Slept Here, called “a small masterpiece of social history” by Playboy magazine. As well as being featured in three A&E TV documentaries and the History Channel’s Crime Story documentary, Maccabee has testified before the U.S. Congress on his efforts to crack open long-secret documents about Minnesota’s gangland history.
From the early days through Prohibition and the swing era, then to bebop and beyond, this is the story of jazz music, musicians, and venues in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Master bread baker Klecko combines decades of international baking experience with a lifelong love of dogs to bring you a straightforward, no-nonsense cookbook that puts your dog’s tastes first.
The definitive history of the First Minnesota Volunteers in the Civil War.
The Last Hunter is an examination of family, life on the land, and those things we hold dear enough to want to carry along, one generation to another.
True survival odysseys of two wilderness trekkers who entered the woods in search of tranquility but found something else entirely.
1993 American Institute of Architects International Architecture Book Award
The powerful true story of one man’s shocking family discovery, an exhaustive search for meaning, and a poignant and remarkable path to understanding, balance, and healing.
Perfect for a children’s party or a rainy weekend at the cabin, this collection of history-minded crafts can be adapted in countless ways for objects to wear, display, and use.
Dakota, Ojibwe, and mixed-race communities resisted the early American version of marriage, in which women give up all rights to civic life.
From the rich oral culture of his own Ojibway Indian heritage, Basil Johnston presents a collection of legends and tales depicting manitous, mystical beings who are divine and essential forces in the spiritual life of his people.
An evocative history of four generations of a Minnesota farm family and a chronicle of their way of life.
An insightful and succinct history of the Mexican community in Minnesota.
Dramatic first-person narratives and historic photographs bring to life the history of the Minneapolis riverfront, its industries, and its people.
Scores of WWII POWs offer lessons of wartime as they remember the terror and hardship of their days in captivity.
Fifty-seven Ojibwe Indian tales collected from Anishinaabe elders, reproduced in Ojibwe and in English translation.
A compelling biography for young readers that traces the life of the Dakota leader Taoyateduta (Little Crow) and his role in the U.S. - Dakota Conflict of 1862.
The fourth book in Moberg's classic Emigrant Novels series.
A warm and fascinating history of a people who today are changing the face of Minnesota.
Leaving Rollingstone is the story of how a Twin Cities advertising writer and novelist reclaimed the enduring values and surprising vitality of his small-town Minnesota boyhood.
A stunningly photographed volume that invites readers inside thirty historic and architecturally significant homes on beautiful Lake Minnetonka.
An architectural tour of some of the finest homes in Minnesota situated around Minneapolis's famed Chain of Lakes.
A rich exhibition of Minnesota’s beloved libraries, with stunning photographs by the popular Doug Ohman and library stories by seven of Minnesota’s best-known writers of books for children and young adults.
The only thorough treatment of Lincoln's Indian policy during the Civil War and the corrupt "Indian System" of government aid that mainly benefited ambitious whites.
A unique and compelling portrait of Charles Lindbergh by the celebrated author and long-time writer for the New Yorker magazine.
Lindbergh's personal and intimate recollection of his boyhood days on his family's Minnesota farm on the banks of the Mississippi River.
In this guide are treasured family recipes and helpful hints on cooking the way your grandmother's mother taught her.
Spanning 150 years, Steven R. Hoffbeck’s The Haymakers tells a story of the labor and heartbreak suffered by five families in five different eras struggling to make the hay that fed their livestock, a story not just about grass, alfalfa and clover, but also about sweat and fears, toil and loss.
Beautiful photos and engaging essays transport readers into the oddball world of ice fishing—warm-house hovels and mansions, ephemeral ice cities, dark-house spearfishing, and bizarrely humorous northern winter festivals.
The first full-scale biography of Henry Hastings Sibley, congressman, army general, and Minnesota’s first governor.
Highlights the rifts, actions, and crises leading up to and following the 1862 U.S.–Dakota War in Minnesota between the Dakota people and the U.S. government, as keenly represented by then governor and later militia leader Henry Sibley. Excerpted from the book Henry Hastings Sibley: Divided Heart.
The remarkable story of the first woman to be named to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
First published in 1954, this Mississippi River classic is filled with a rare blend of excitement and pathos.
Internationally known historian Roger G. Kennedy details the wonderful story of the evolution of architectural styles of Minnesota from 1830 to 1914.
Looking for a new perspective on your favorite weekend getaway? Travel back through time with this historical tour of the beautiful St. Croix River.
CCC veterans tell compelling stories of their experiences planting trees, fighting fires, building state parks, and reclaiming pastureland in this collective history of the CCC in Minnesota.
A compelling look at prison life in another era, vividly recalled through historic photographs and startling first-person accounts.
A clear-eyed celebration featuring the hidden stories that made the University of Minnesota the great institution it is today.
The feature film Sweet Land was based on this short story about a Norwegian American farmer and his German immigrant common-law bride. Excerpted from Sweet Land: New and Selected Stories.
Kids of all cultures journey through time with the Ojibwe people as their guide to the Good Path and its universal lessons of courage, cooperation, and honor.
At the community feast, observing the bounty of festive foods and counting the numerous elders yet to be seated, Johnny learns to be patient and respectful despite his growling tummy.
An intimate and detailed portrait of young Swedish women who chose to immigrate to America in the nineteenth century--why they left, what they found, and how they survived.
From frozen wastelands to visionary explorers, from frosty desserts to shimmering castles—cultural historian Karal Ann Marling weaves together fantastic and fascinating topics related to “hard, cold water.”
This is a collection of compelling and humorous personal stories told by 83 women, describing how they became feminists and how the women's movement changed forever the way they see themselves and the world around them.
A peek under the fabric of American life with one of the country’s most successful manufacturers of intimate apparel.
A concise history of Irish in Minnesota including farming, politics, and community organization.
Italian Americans share rich stories of everyday life.
Through research, historical narratives, and storytelling, historian and author Joseph Amato demonstrates how Americans with mixed ancestry and common origins might produce truly extraordinary family histories.
From winter hunts to picnic foraging, Coyote makes his deliberate way through the seasons in his urban habitat. His adventures come to life in this lavishly illustrated tale.
The most authoritative biography of the consummate liberal politician of the second half of the twentieth century.
From the land where the hot dish began comes a delicious array of kitchen-tested recipes featuring traditional favorites and modern meals for today’s casserole cook.
For the first time since its initial publication in 1885, this classic history of the Ojibwe in now available with new annotations and a new intorduction by Theresa Schenck.
Insightful, accessible, and eye-opening essays consider the life journeys of Hmong-American individuals, families, and communities as they participate in creating the ethnic and social fabric of this nation.
An engaging history of the arrival of the Hmong in Minnesota in the 1970s, their struggle to build community in a new land, and the challenges they face today.
Homemade with Honey is the fifth book in the Northern Plate series, celebrating the bounty of the Upper Midwest by focusing on a single ingredient, exploring its historical uses as well as culinary applications across a range of dishes.
"The four oral histories presented in this attractive volume pay homage to elder women who quietly serve as community and political activists within the Lakota-Dakota Nation. . . Recommended."—Library Journal
The companion for home cooks seeking to wring all the pleasure, flavor, and nutrition they can from the amply available vegetables of seasonal farmers’ markets and CSA boxes.
The first book in Vilhelm Moberg's four-volume Emigrant novel series.
A necessary companion to A Dakota-English Dictionary.
Vizenor's classic first book provides a unique view of reservation life in the late 1960s and early 1970s and the early days of the American Indian Movement.
More than one hundred stereotype-debunking questions—thoughtful, awkward, and searching—answered with solid information, humor, and compassion.
A biography for young readers, ages 9 and up, that humanizes the people behind the famous Dred Scott decision, the first legal test of slavery in the United States.
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The spirit of a vibrant city at a critical time, recalled in images and words that delight those who experienced it—and those who wish they had.
The Dakota War of 1862 draws on a wealth of written and visual materials by white and American Indian participants and observers showing both the sources of the Dakotas' wrath and the terrible consequences of the conflict.
Examines how the decorative work of Dakota women—and the changes in that work—embodies the culture, spirit, and history of the Dakota people.
Along with An English-Dakota Dictionary, this remains the most comprehensive and accurate lexicon available.
A collection of 157 recipes from Mitch Omer, chef-owner of the wildly popular Hell’s Kitchen, named one of the Best Breakfasts across America by Esquire magazine.
Evelyn Fairbanks lived along Rondo Avenue-the heart of St. Paul's largest black community-from the 1930s through the 1950s. Her memoir tells warm and human stories recalling those years in a vibrant community that vanished with the coming of the freeways in the 1960s.
A haunting re-creation of the brutal death of an American housewife, the conviction of her husband, and the family trial at which their children determined for themselves how their father should be charged.
Compiled nearly 150 years ago, this dictionary remains the most comprehensive and accurate lexicon available of the Ojibway language.
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Captivating stories of growing up, traveling the world, and relying on the strangeness of others bring Kling fans to their feet and a fresh audience to its knees—bowled over by laughter.
From the finest restaurants of Paris to the Kashmiri Dining Room at the Ambassador Motor Hotel in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Steve Lerach offers an entertaining, outrageous, and compassionate look at the people who put the food on your plate.
With humor and sensitivity, poet, playwright, and writer Ka Vang examines and critiques what it means to be “a good Hmong girl” in America today. Excerpted from Hmong and American: From Refugees to Citizens (MHS Press, 2012).
A concise history of Germans in Minnesota including immigration patterns, the Catholic and Lutheran churches, cultural organizations, businesses, and politics, especially in the World War I years.
A fascinating firsthand account of life during the U.S. Civil War as told by a husband and wife through the letters they shared with one another.
The biography of a pioneer in early desegregation, anti-lynching, and civil rights cases, and a tireless activist and organizer for African American civil rights.
A new biography of Frederick Weyerhaeuser (1834–1914), one of the great industrialists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and founder of the international timber corporation the Weyerhaeuser Company.
A pragmatic guide to the legislative process, with proven techniques for legislating from the minority side of the aisle—and powerful insights on how collaboration makes for better lawmaking.
This succinct yet comprehensive volume outlines the contributions and culture of Minnesota’s Finnish Americans, perhaps best known for their cooperative ventures, their political involvement, and, of course, their saunas.
This engaging case study of food, conservation, and life during World War I brings alive the unparalleled, mostly voluntary efforts made by everyday Minnesotans to help win the war.
Shows how the global story of logging, forestry, conservation, and resource management unfolded in northern Minnesota.
Silver medalist for the 2006 ForeWord Book of the Year Award in the category of Young Adult.
With the frenzied fracking boom in North Dakota oil, a family’s mineral rights become suddenly valuable, bringing questions and challenges to a daughter who cares about the costs to the land.
A concise history of Chinese in Minnesota including immigration patterns, cultural and social organizations, businesses, politics, education, and family life.
Well written and entertaining, A Canoe Voyage up the Minnay Sotor, describes the extensive travels of George William Featherstonhaugh in Wisconsin, Minnesota and various southern states in 1835 and 1837.
An intimate view of frontier women—Anglo and Indian—and the communities they forged.
Reprint of the long out-of-print 1943 book, the definitive work on Radisson and Des Groseilliers, with an additional, end-sheet map.
Well written and entertaining, A Canoe Voyage up the Minnay Sotor, describes the extensive travels of George William Featherstonhaugh in Wisconsin, Minnesota and various southern states in 1835 and 1837.
Eminent journalist Eric Sevareid began his book-publishing career in 1935 with this exciting account of the adventurous 2,250-mile canoe trip he and a friend made as teenagers from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay.
A biography and architectural assessment of a pioneering African American architect.
Invaluable information and advice to anyone who wants to preserve these objects. Twenty-one contributors, fourteen of whom are American Indians, discuss general aspects of museum care, explain techniques for particular materials, and address important cultural considerations.
The story of noted architect Cass Gilbert and his early career in Minnesota, culminating in his commission to design the state capitol building in St. Paul.
A charming survey of Minnesota's treasured getaways, with over 120 color photographs of cabins by Doug Ohman and witty prose by well-known writer Bill Holm.
A tribute to the women and men who process the foods we eat, manufacture the cars we drive, and produce the goods that make our lives comfortable.
A business history of Minneapolis and St. Paul in the nineteenth century, tracing their explosive growth from remote outposts to full-fledged cities.
Sixty-four new and selected tales spanning more than twenty years in the career of a modern master of the short story.
Amidst the chaos of a two-front war—one against the Confederacy and the other against the Dakota Indians—Brackett’s Battalion of Minnesota Cavalry transformed from raw recruits into seasoned and battle-hardened troops and served longer than any other Minnesota unit in the Civil War.
The first English translation of an early and important work by Vilhem Moberg.
A celebration of the everyday lives of Minnesotans through the centuries—those who paused here on their way to someplace else, and those who made the state their home.
Letters to loved ones trace the experiences of brothers in the Civil War, from enlistment to safe return home, all reported with keen intelligence and boyish enthusiasm.
"This that I now tell is as I saw my mothers do, or did myself, when I was young. My mothers were industrious women, and our family had always good crops; and I will tell now how the women of my father's family cared for their fields, as I saw them, and helped them." ―Buffalo Bird Woman
Conveys an understanding of the vernacular architecture in the parish and the German-American culture that infused it with meaning.
An indispensable tool for renovating and building small and midsized museums, written for those who preserve and interpret our cultural heritage.
Rediscover the magic of Bundt baking with eighty-seven extraordinary recipes from kitchens across the Midwest.
Captures the essential details of Chippewa child life and provides a comprehensive overview of a fascinating culture.
An authoritative source for the tribal history, customs, legends, traditions, art, music, economy, and leisure activities of the Ojibwe people.
This valuable study of twentieth-century reservation life, first published in 1939, portrays 150 families at White Earth, Minnesota in a period of loss of traditional ways.
The unflinching and marvelously humane story of a man born with Down syndrome in an Ojibway community.
A thoroughly groundbreaking history of Minnesota that brings to light the “state of the state” through intimate accounts of significant moments in our past.
A forthright teamster faces off with Jimmy Hoffa in this true saga of corruption, betrayal, intrigue, and courage.
Thirteen writers—including historians, journalists, novelists, a scriptwriter, and more—offer powerful arguments for the value of hands-on research.
Savvy dad Michael Hartford describes top spots to play, learn, and explore as a family in the Twin Cities, from celebrated landmarks to inconspicuous gems.
A classic work detailing the lives and customs of the 19th-century Dakota living near present-day Minneapolis.
David Martinez explores the views and work of Charles Eastman and claims for him a long overdue place in American Indian philisophical thought.
A showcase of Minnesota’s county courthouses, with superb photography by Doug Ohman and imaginative prose by mystery writer Mary Logue.
Country Doctors Chronicle: Further Tales From The North Woods
A humane and humorous collection of stories chronicling the work of a country doctor practicing in the remote north woods.
“Gordon Parks’s spectacular rise from poverty, personal hardships, and outright racism is astounding and inspiring.”—from the foreword by Wing Young Huie
Like the warmth of a cabin fireplace and the twinkle of lights along the edge of a frozen lake, Christmas in Minnesota evokes memories of holidays long ago.
Photographer Doug Ohman and literary master Jon Hassler present a collection of images and reflections that highlight the beauty and significance of Minnesota’s churches.
A hands-on guide to effecting change in America by taking action in your community.
A collection of Civil War–era letters written by Hans Christian Heg, who led a regiment of Scandinavian immigrants—the Fifteenth Wisconsin—in the Civil War.
A collection of more than 150 recipes for easy entertaining using seasonal, midwestern ingredients for celebrations throughout the year.
This cookbook brings together eclectic cuisines and enticing tales to honor the Iron Range of yesteryear through traditional dishes preserved and shared over the course of a century.
Contrasts the missionaries’ rhetoric with the reality of their work on the frontier to tell a complicated and fascinating story of cultural collision.
A portrait of the festivals, specialties, places, and people behind the state’s great food traditions, featuring over 160 recipes.
Eighteen Months' Experience as an Indian Agent, 1869-70
All the Lights On is a history of the Twin Cities' theater company Ten Thousand Things, which brings intelligent, lively theater to nontraditional audiences—to prisons and homeless shelters, adult education centers and rural areas—as well as the general public.
Thoroughly researched, meticulously written, and featuring 3,000 architectural structures of wide-ranging styles, this is the guide to the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Thoroughly researched and meticulously written, this guidebook features more than 250 architectural wonders of wide-ranging styles in one of the loveliest neighborhoods in Minneapolis.
Linking the personal and the historical, Linda Mack Schloff integrates oral accounts, diaries, letters, and autobiographies with original research and interpretation to present the little-known story of the Jewish experience in America’s heartland.
A thoroughly traditional, modern man lives the seasonal round on the rez and writes for a national audience about the changes he sees.
A rookie 911 operator’s funny, empathetic, and candid account of the demanding job that changed her forever.
For the first time, the significance of this unique body of work is presented in The Architecture of Edwin Lundie for architects, art historians, designers, builders, craftspeople, students, and the general public.
A culinary tour to the cuisines of Asia as they have appeared on Minnesota tables over the decades, the distinctive flavors of faraway homes with a midwestern twist.
Explores the murder of the controversial Ojibwe chief who led his people through the first difficult years of dispossession by white invaders—and created a new kind of leadership for the Ojibwe.
Apple aficionados rejoice: this versatile fruit inspires applause in power-up breakfasts, satisfying snacks, and delectable desserts, accompanied by stories and tips to bring joy to your kitchen.
Thoroughly researched and meticulously written, this guidebook features more than 250 architectural wonders of wide-ranging styles in one of the loveliest neighborhoods in St. Paul.
Thoroughly researched, meticulously written, and featuring more than 250 architectural structures of wide-ranging styles, these guidebooks will enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the built history of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Illuminates the extraordinary events of a pivotal year in America, with photography, eyewitness accounts, and iconic art and artifacts of the times.
An indispensable resource designed to enhance everyday conversation and contribute to the scholarship of the Dakota language and its dialects.
An illustrated history of the most electrifying, influential, and noteworthy moments in the state’s sports history.
Never before published letters, diaries, and photographs documenting the daily lives and personal struggles of Great Plains homesteaders.
A short-form e-book original providing a brief history of the famed automobile assembly plant in St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood, 1925–2011.
Award-winning historian Odd Lovoll recounts the untold story of the history of Norwegian immigration to Canada, tracing the stories and documents of emigrant families south to the Upper Midwest, primarily Wisconsin and Minnesota.
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Features true stories about the lives and times of nine children and adults whose contributions to their state's history span nearly two centuries
The story of African Americans' profound influence on the history and culture of Minnesota.
Thoroughly researched, meticulously written, and featuring more than 250 architectural structures of wide-ranging styles, these guidebooks will enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the built history of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
A unique collection detailing the customs, traditions, and folklore of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota at the turn of the twentieth century, with descriptions of tribal organization, ceremonies that marked the individual's passage from birth to death, and material culture
A treasury of family secrets exposes the seamy underbelly of Minneapolis—gangsters, gambling, brothels, and the social life of organized crime.
With humor and depth, letter carrier Wyckoff reveals the rhythms, secrets, and surprises of the thriving community that comprises his postal route.
This charming first children’s book by celebrated storyteller Kevin Kling, with whimsical drawings by Chris Monroe, traces a familiar arc from sibling rivalry to brotherly love.
The first-rate creative team of Kling and Monroe returns with another winning family story, this time celebrating the trials and triumphs of a younger brother as the recipient of his big sister’s life lessons.
From common loons to white-breasted nuthatches to ruby-throated hummingbirds, whether migrating or nesting or feeding or singing, explore Minnesota’s birds through the seasons in this delightful full-color picture book.
A white police officer is assassinated in a troubled St. Paul neighborhood. Thirty-six year later, two African American grandfathers are convicted in controversial trials that force a city to relive a contentious past.
A volume of reminiscences that portrays Dakota life as observed by a non-Indian teacher who lived among them.
A charming boyhood memoir, featuring the antics of three generations of a large Norwegian Lutheran clan at their summer getaway in Minnesota lake country.
A surprising and compelling anthology that reveals complex realities—beautiful, infuriating, painful, and uplifting—as described by African American writers in Minnesota over the past century.
A compelling novel of immigrant life, set in Minneapolis in the early 1900s, by the acclaimed author of Giants in the Earth.
A charming history of a small, isolated community that once lay on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.
A wonderfully readable mix of natural history, biology, lake dynamics, and fishing tips, this beautiful illustrated volume reveals the fascinating underwater world of a north country lake.
Sustained by rich traditions, ceremonies, advocacy, and education, Dakota families are transforming the legacy of colonization and assimilation into a better way of life for their children.
A young man's coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the First Gulf War.
Join the St. Paul Bread Club as they fashion their favorite recipes, share tips and secrets that have long been kept, and build a rich community dedicated to the art of the perfect loaf.
A groundbreaking anthology that chronicles the emerging literary voice of a contemporary American immigrant community.
Writer Marjorie Douglas recalls her idyllic, fun-filled summer days on Crane Island in Lake Minnetonka in the 1920s when she and her two brothers spent long hours swimming, diving off the dock and from the ten-foot-high tower, slipping out of the house after dark for excursions with their friends, and exploring the island from end to end.
Eighty-five stunning color photographs accompanied by Weaver’s moving story uplift these beautiful buildings and a way of life on the land that is as strong and proud, as fragile and humble, as the barns among us.
From the early days of town ball to the latest seasons of the Twins and Saints, Stew Thornley offers the ultimate history of the Great American Pastime in the North Star State.
A history of hockey’s early roots in Minnesota and of the state’s greatest team in the first half of the twentieth century—the St. Paul Athletic Club hockey team.
Whether building vocabulary, practicing conversation, or reading and writing about Dakota history, this collection of fun and informative lessons provides numerous entry points for language learners inside the classroom and beyond.
This collection of fun and informative lessons provides numerous entry points for language learners and their instructors, inside the classroom and beyond.
Features more than 375 recipes from city and farm kitchens across the state.
A powerful and absorbing novel about the struggles of a proud North Dakota wheat-farming family during the Great Depression.