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Title Meaning
Manifest Destiny The 19th century American belief that the people of the United States (often referring to European immigrants ) were destined to expand across the North American continent. The phrase was coined by John L. O'Sullivan, who said the following in regards to land disputes with Britain in the Oregon area in 1845: "...that claim is by the right of our manifest destiny to overspread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federated self-government entrusted to us."
Marie Antoinette The Queen consort of Louis XVI who is supposed to have said, “Let them eat cake” when she was told that the French populace had no bread to eat.
Mazamani (Iron Walker) A Dakota man who was chief Red Iron’s (Mazasa) brother. He was killed in the battle of Wood Lake during the U.S-Dakota War.
Mazasa (Red Iron) A Sisseton Dakota chief who was among those that signed the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux. He opposed the U.S.-Dakota War.
Mdewakanton (Bdewákhathuŋwaŋ) One of the sub-divisions of the Isanti (Santee) Dakota.
Medicine Dance Society A Dakota spiritual ceremonial society.
Milford Township Milford is a township in Brown County, in the New Ulm area. It is the sight of a battle during the U.S.-Dakota War.
Mille Lacs Minnesota's second-largest lake, it spans about 200 square miles. In East Central Minnesota, it is also the location of an Ojibwe (Anishinaabe) reservation.
Minnesota Historical Society A non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849 in part by Alexander Ramsey. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.
Minnesota Women's Foundation Founded in 1983 as the first women's foundation in the country for the equality of all women and girls statewide.
Mixed-blood A term often used to describe individuals of mixed Native American and European ancestry.