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:
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