About MinnesotaHistory.net

MinnesotaHistory.net began in 2004 as an attempt to get beyond the usual superficial comments about history found in the media. In our first few years we focused on issues involving Dakota burial sites and sacred places. What we hope to do now is to broaden our point of view to many other issues concerning the history of Minnesota, the 32d state. 

Here is a list of the pages from the first few years of the MinnesotaHistory.net:

Bdote/Mdote Minisota:

Mdote Minisota, A Public EIS, Part 1: A Journey Through the Center of the Earth

Mdote Minisota, A Public EIS, Parts 2 and 3: The Clouse Report

Mdote Minisota, A Public EIS, Part 4: A Sense of This Place: Landscape Art by Seth Eastman and James Boyd-Brent

Mdote Minisota, A Public EIS, Part 5: Read the (Secret) Clouse Report, Finally

Mdote Minisota, A Public EIS, Part 6: Park Service to Dakota People: “Drop Dead.”

Mdote Minisota, A Public EIS, Part 7: A Vision for Coldwater

Mdote Minisota, A Public EIS, Part 8: Is it sacred now?

Burial Mound Issues:

Part 1: The Death of a Mound, Politics and Human Remains in Minnesota

Part 2: A New Mound, Just as Good as the Old Mound

Part 3: The Power to “Authenticate and Identify” is the Power to Destroy

Part 4: The Remains Are NOT in a Circle

Part 5: Messages from the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council

Part 6: The Rumors Were True

Part 7: The Lincoln Mounds Cover-up

Part 8: When is a Mound Sacred?

Part 9: Laying to Rest the People of the Lincoln Mounds

Part 10: Why?

Part 11: What Happened at Black Dog in 1977, by Bruce White, with The Origin and Intent of Minnesota’s Human Burials Act, by Alan Woolworth

Three Archaeologists Write About Burial Mounds

Comments and Additions to “Death of a Mound”

Reflections on Sacred Places: Ancestors are Woven in the Fabric, By Jeanne Pinette-Souldern

Reflections on Sacred Places: Quiet Sentinels, By Bill Braddock

Reflections on Sacred Places: Burial Mounds and Ethics, By Debbra Myers

Reflections on Sacred Places: Minnesota’s Disappearing Mounds, By Bruce White

Protecting Large Indian Cemeteries, By Larry Granger


About MinnesotaHistory.net — 4 Comments

  1. Bruce – I want to congratulate you on winning the AASLH Award of Merit for your book “We Are at Home.”

    Woot, woot to you!!!!

  2. I grew up in the Red River Valley in far northwest Minnesota in Kittson County in a little town called St. Vincent, Minnesota. I write about it, on a blog I’ve done for several years now. My almost-forgotten-but-not-quite hometown is one of the oldest towns in Minnesota and has a fascinating history. I hope you’ll list it on your Minnesota Historical Bloggers’ list. Thank you!

    Trish Short Lewis
    http://56755.blogspot.com (my blog on St. Vincent and its neighbors)

  3. By the way, I have written a lot about Metis history and issues, including the recognition and reclamation of the Pembina Metis Cemetery, which is just northwest of St. Vincent across the Red River of the North…

  4. My name is John Beckmann. I am a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota and Minnesota native. I have started my own independent publishing company stampedepress.com and have published my first graphic book 38:


    38 Is an illustrated fictional account of the 38 Sioux Indians executed in Mankato Minnesota during the December of 1862, the largest mass execution in American history. August marks the 150th anniversary of the Great Sioux Uprising. This book release could make a very interesting story in that light. Please consider reading my book and offering insightful criticisms.

    John Beckmann

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