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[Detail] An advertisement from The Minnesota guide. 1869

Historical Research Capabilities

Many topics pertinent to the history of the upper Midwest can be well researched in this collection. Search on fur trade and John Jacob Astor to find readings about the French, English, and American fur trading enterprises. Search on names of religions or denominations such as Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, Catholic, and Mormon for materials on religion and missionary work in the upper Midwest; or supplement this collection with a variety of other sources such as museum collections, newspaper archives, and trial transcripts to study different views of the Sioux Uprising of 1862 and the subsequent execution of thirty-eight Dakotas. Search on Swisshelm for one woman's discussion of contemporary opinions about the uprising.