Monthly Archives: April 2013

Legacy of Courage and Freedom: May 22

I’ve been waiting to hear a date for Lynne Jackson’s appearance hosted by the Bloomington Human Rights Commission and am happy to pass on the invitation below. Lynne is the founder of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation and is Scott’s … Continue reading

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“We do not loan books &c,” 1885

Postcard c. 1910. ” ‘The Joy Ride’ at the California Alligator Farm, Los Angeles, California.” The Carter Museum of American Art via Google Images. ***** Before I return J. Fletcher Williams to the file cabinet, I want to share a … Continue reading

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“Mister, haint you got no books about pirates, or killing Injuns?”

The Minnesota Historical Society’s Library-Museum in 1892 I’ve been reading the annual and biennial reports of the Minnesota Historical Society in the 19th century, most of them written by the Society’s stalwart Secretary/Librarian, J. Fletcher Williams. Williams had a high … Continue reading

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Great Week for Books

While I’ve been researching a set of Dakota War artifacts that disappeared 150 years ago, great book news has been unfolding. Catherine Denial gave A Thrilling Narrative a great review in the Spring 2013 edition of Minnesota History. Denial concludes, … Continue reading

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“The Scourge of God” Against German “Infidels”

A Native American lays down his gun at the feet of Father Francis Xavier (Franz) Pierz and literally looks up to him, while a man of European descent, kneeling, doffs his hat and bows his head. Statue unveiled in 1952, … Continue reading

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