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The Minnesota Book of Skills, Your Guide to Smoking Whitefish, Sauna Etiquette, Tick Extraction, and More

Creator: Chris Niskanen | Social Science - 2012-01-01

This playful yet practical guide--outlining skills from building a campfire to identifying urban wildlife to carving a duck decoy--will fully prepare Minnesota natives and newcomers alike for life in the North Star State.

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society

About this book
Minnesotans are a highly skilled bunch, whether pursuing traditional activities like wild ricing and pickling, or tastefully displaying taxidermy, or selecting the right fishing bait. Skills particularly appropriate to Minnesota-- such as creating seed art or baking a Bundt cake--may be fully on display at the state fair, a prime opportunity to join with neighbors in celebrating our many talents. Best of all, Minnesotans are eager to share their skills with newcomers or the newly inspired, and for "The Minnesota Book of Skills" many freely offered their expertise in conversations with author Chris Niskanen. Get the inside scoop from Joe Hautman, who has won four federal duck stamp contests. Learn to sing like a voyageur from Francois Fouquerel, dean of the French Voyageur program at the Concordia Language Village. Grow and harvest your own wheat with Dave and Florence Minar. "The Minnesota Book of Skills" brings to life the basic know-how that makes us uniquely Minnesotan. Seasonal tips like how to gracefully exit a ski lift mingle with skills your grandparents knew well, such as what to forage for while on a hike. How soon is too soon to bring a child to the Boundary Waters or set her up on hockey skates? The answers are here. Maybe you'll never carve an ice sculpture or build your own coffin--but isn't it comforting to know that one handy book offers just the guidance you'll need? Chris Niskanen is communications director for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and former longtime outdoors reporter for the "St. Paul Pioneer Press." He is the author of "Prairie, Lake, Forest: Minnesota's State Parks."



284 pages

A Popular History of Minnesota

Creator: Norman K. Risjord | History - 2005

This highly readable volume details everything from the glacial formation of the land to the arrival of the Dakota and the Ojibwe people, from Minnesota's contributions to the Northern cause during the Civil War to the key players in reform ...

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society

About this book
What do Paul Bunyan, Charles Lindbergh, and Jesse Ventura have in common--Minnesota, of course! In A Popular History of Minnesota, historian Norman K. Risjord offers a grand tour of the state's remarkable history, taking readers through the centuries and into the lives of those colorful characters who populate Minnesota's past. This highly readable volume details everything from the glacial formation of the land to the arrival of the Dakota and the Ojibwe people, from Minnesota's contributions to the Northern cause during the Civil War to the key players in reform politics who helped sculpt the identity of the state today. A Popular History of Minnesota highlights the historical significance of Minnesota's natural resources--the bountiful north woods, the treasured iron ranges, the impressive Mississippi waterfall on which the Mill City was built. It details the powerful marks left on the state by such luminous figures as Oliver H. Kelley, founder of the national Grange movement, Hubert H. Humphrey, champion of civil rights, and Betty Crocker, aid to homemakers everywhere. Lively sidebars outline noteworthy subjects, from the Kensington runestone to the devastating forest fires of the 1890s and 1910s, from the rise of the Mayo Clinic to the preservation of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Handy Traveler's Guides highlight historic destinations for readers who enjoy seeing where history happened. Fast-paced and informative, with generous illustrations, A Popular History of Minnesota is a must-read for newcomers and established Minnesotans alike.



449 pages

North Country, The Making of Minnesota

Creator: Mary Lethert Wingerd | History - 2010

In North Country: The Making of Minnesota, Mary Lethert Wingerd unlocks the complex origins of the state--origins that have often been ignored in favor of legend and a far more benign narrative of immigration, settlement, and cultural ...

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

About this book
In 1862, four years after Minnesota was ratified as the thirty-second state in the Union, simmering tensions between indigenous Dakota and white settlers culminated in the violent, six-week-long U.S.-Dakota War. Hundreds of lives were lost on both sides, and the war ended with the execution of thirty-eight Dakotas on December 26, 1862, in Mankato, Minnesota--the largest mass execution in American history. The following April, after suffering a long internment at Fort Snelling, the Dakota and Winnebago peoples were forcefully removed to South Dakota, precipitating the near destruction of the area's native communities while simultaneously laying the foundation for what we know and recognize today as Minnesota.   In North Country: The Making of Minnesota, Mary Lethert Wingerd unlocks the complex origins of the state--origins that have often been ignored in favor of legend and a far more benign narrative of immigration, settlement, and cultural exchange. Moving from the earliest years of contact between Europeans and the indigenous peoples of the western Great Lakes region to the era of French and British influence during the fur trade and beyond, Wingerd charts how for two centuries prior to official statehood Native people and Europeans in the region maintained a hesitant, largely cobeneficial relationship. Founded on intermarriage, kinship, and trade between the two parties, this racially hybridized society was a meeting point for cultural and economic exchange until the western expansion of American capitalism and violation of treaties by the U.S. government during the 1850s wore sharply at this tremulous bond, ultimately leading to what Wingerd calls Minnesota's Civil War.   A cornerstone text in the chronicle of Minnesota's history, Wingerd's narrative is augmented by more than 170 illustrations chosen and described by Kirsten Delegard in comprehensive captions that depict the fascinating, often haunting representations of the region and its inhabitants over two and a half centuries. North Country is the unflinching account of how the land the Dakota named Mini Sota Makoce became the State of Minnesota and of the people who have called it, at one time or another, home.


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  • Penguin Books

    How to Talk Minnesotan: Revised for the 21st Century

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  • Totally Bamboo

    Totally Bamboo Cutting and Serving Board, Minnesota State

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    State cutting boards are ideal for both indoor and outdoor entertaining; boards make a great gift for anyone loyal to their homeland
    Minnesota shaped bamboo cutting and serving board, measures 13.25 x 11.75-inch
    Can be used as a cutting or bar board, cheese tray or simply a conversation piece; to hang on wall use rustic hanging loop
    Wash by hand with warm water; occasionally use Totally Bamboo's revitalizing oil to extend life and beauty of board
    Board made of Moso Bamboo, harvested at the optimum age of 5 years


  • Voyageur Press

    Only in Minnesota

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    List Price: $19.95


  • Sterling

    Weird Minnesota: Your Travel Guide to Minnesota's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

    Book (Sterling)

    Rating (21 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Sterling

    An offbeat travelogue

    5/5 D. S. Bornus (St. Paul, MN) - See all my reviews, January 23, 2007

    Minnesota is wierd and now it has a book!

    5/5 University Doc (USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Weird Minnesota: Your Travel Guide to Minnesota's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets (Hardcover) I've lived in Minnesota twice now. Once I lived in Duluth and then I lived in Minneapolis. I preferred Duluth, which is prettier and has more to do for those interested in the outdoors. The people up North are nicer too. Minnesota is a weird place and now it has a book to prove it. If you enjoy traveling to different places, either by car, plane or via armchair, and like the unusual, then this is a book for you. Learn all about the weird in Minnesota and not just about the people. Some stories aren't weird, just not common. All in all, an interesting read. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 24, 2012

    Coffee table book, not a travel guide

    2/5 KRB - See all my reviews This review is from: Weird Minnesota: Your Travel Guide to Minnesota's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets (Hardcover) If you are looking for a book to flip through and read about random odd places in Minnesota, this book if fine. If you actually want to try to visit some of them, don't bother. The book is not at all set up to help you actually find the places highlighted. Sights are not grouped geographically, and there is no index to let you do it yourself. Some of the entries I saw didn't even list which town they are in/near. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 4, 2007
    List Price: $14.95


  • NFL Minnesota Vikings '47 Clean Up Adjustable Hat, Purple, One Size

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    Check out all new '47 caps, knits, t-shirts, hoodies, pullovers, socks, scarves and more -- available for all your favorite teams!
    High quality raised embroidered team logo on front
    Relax Fit
    100% cotton
    Team logo embroidered at front
    Garment washed for softer look & feel
    Made from 100% Cotton Twill; Relaxed Fit
    Adjustable strap closure - one size fits all
    Adjustable back with cotton strap and metal snap
    One size fits all



  • Cybrtrayd

    R&M Minnesota State Cookie Cutter in Durable, Economical, Tinplated Steel

    Kitchen (Cybrtrayd)

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    Durable, heavy duty tinplate steel
    Great for cutting cookie dough, craft clay, soft fruits
    Cleanup with warm, soapy water, towel dry
    Not Dishwasher safe





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Greetings from Minnesota Postcard

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Greetings from Minnesota - snowed bikes: a typical Minnesota landscape
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Minnesota Custom License Plate

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Customizable Minnesota license plate. Personalize and add your own custom text!
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Skyline at dusk, Minneapolis, Minnesota Postcard

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The view includes the tallest buildings in Minnesota. Photo by Carol Highsmith HTM Images
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Where Is Minnesota? Postcard

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Inspired by telephone conversations where we are asked "Where is Saipan" We came up with a design asking it and showing a map of it's location, we then expanded the idea to include Guam and the 50 states.
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