Multimedia Resources List

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Amos Huggins diary, 1851-1852   Amos Huggins' diary from 1851-1852. These diary fragments detail daily life and events at Lac qui Parle and Traverse des Sioux. Amos was killed during the Dakota War.          Document
Dakota Attacking Camp Reproduction of an original drawing, artist unknown.  Image
Mirrored Chest of Drawers Dark stained wood dresser with three full-width drawers. Chest of drawers was reportedly used as a hiding place for a settler's infant in New Ulm, Minnesota, during the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War Image
Northern Lights: The Stories of Minnesota’s Past This popular curriculum was updated in 2013 to meet all the 6th grade Minnesota Social Studies standards. It includes a print and eBook Student Edition, Annotated Teachers Edition, black-line master... Image
Through Dakota Eyes   Narrative Accounts of the Minnesota Indian War of 1862 This collection of thirty-six narratives presents the Dakota Indians' experiences during a conflict previously known chiefly from the... Image
Stand Up! The Story of Minnesota's Protest Tradition A brief and readable overview of the political protest movements that have shaped Minnesota, a state of extremes. Image
Old Rail Fence Corners   Old Rail Fence Corners is the story of Minnesota's early settlers in their own words--hardship and happiness on the frontier. These simple, direct accounts, collected at the beginning of the... Image
Mni Sota Makoce An intricate narrative of the Dakota people over the centuries in their traditional homelands, the stories behind the profound connections that hold true today.  Image
Making Minnesota Territory, 1849-1858 Eight fictional "Day in the Life" essays, as well as more than 75 historical daguerreotypes, paintings, photographs, and curators'-choice artifacts, call up the sights, sounds, and surroundings of... Image
Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask More than one hundred stereotype-debunking questions—thoughtful, awkward, and searching—answered with solid information, humor, and compassion.  Image
The Emigrants (Utvandrara)   Voted Book of the Century by the Swedish People!   The Minnesota Historical Society Press is pleased to reissue Vilhelm Moberg's four-volume EMIGRANT NOVELS in conjunction with the 1996 Jubilee... Image
When Skins were Money: A History of the Fur Trade A highly readable and engaging account of the fascinating enterprise that was North America's first business. Over 140 maps and illustrations. Image
Beginning Dakota/Tokaheya Dakota Iapi Kin Teachers Edition This collection of fun and informative lessons provides numerous entry points for language learners and their instructors, inside the classroom and beyond. Image
550 Dakota Verbs An indispensable resource designed to enhance everyday conversation and contribute to the scholarship of the Dakota language and its dialects. Image
Dakota Language An interactive online dictionary of Dakota words.  Image
Dakota Prisoners These drawings, done by Robert O. Sweeney in December of 1862, are of condemned Dakota men imprisoned at Mankato.  Image
American Indian Week Governor Wendell Anderson signing the American Indian Week proclamation in 1971 with members of the American Indian Movement.  Image
Custer Had it Coming A vest worn at the occupation of Alcatraz island.  Image
Wicahpewastewin Account Written by ethnologist Frances Densmore in 1934, this account of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 draws upon the memories of Good Star Woman (Wicahpewastewin or Wicanhpiwastewin), a Mdewakanton Dakota... Document
Tom Torlino, Navajo A photograph of Tom Torlino, a Navajo student before and after attending Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania. Courtesy of the National Archives.   Image
Students at School Boys and girls conducting physics experiments, Carlisle Indian School, Pennsylvania. Courtesy of the National Archives.  Image
Souvenir 1862 U.S.- Dakota War fortieth anniversary commemorative badge, made in 1902 Image
Spoon This silver teaspoon manufactured to mark the 1862 "Dakota Hanging" at Mankato, Minn., has an image of the scaffold on the interior spoon bowl. Created about 1890-1902. Image
Minnesota Monument A postcard titled "Monument Erected by the State of Minnesota to Commemorate the Sioux Indian Massacre at New Ulm in 1862."  Created about 1910 Image
Birch Coulee Monument A postcard with a photo of Birch Coulee monument, made about 1930. The monument honors Dakota men who save whites during the war.  Image