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Minnesota History Quarterly Spring 2015 (64:5)

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  • Flowery Cloth: The Art and Artistry of Hmong Paj Ntaub by Linda McShannock
  • Grand Mound and the Muskrat: A Model of Ancie by David Mather
  • The Mail is Coming: 100 Years of the Railway Post Office by David A. Thompson

 ARTICLES

Articles

 Flowery Cloth: The Art and Artistry of Hmong Paj Ntaub

by Linda McShannock

Responding to their drastically altered world, Hmong women (and some men) adapted traditional textile art, creating intricate and beautiful new forms. In preparation for a new exhibit, MNHS staff and interns reached out to the Hmong community to learn more about the art, its history, and its makers.

Grand Mound and the Muskrat: A Model of Ancient Cosmology

by David Mather
“Ancient, complex, and mysterious,” Grand Mound has long been known as a regional monument, sacred place, and cemetery. Might it also represent a small animal—and a big idea?

 The Mail is Coming: 100 Years of the Railway Post Office

by David A. Thompson

A radiating network of intersecting routes once sped local, transcontinental, even international mail on its way—along with newspapers, magazines, catalogs, money, prefab homes, and baby chickens. Before the internet, social media, and electronic fund transfers, mail-by-rail and its postal workers served individuals and businesses alike.

DEPARTMENTS

EyeWitness

George Slade ponders a photo of a photo club, a group shot that “should not have survived the editor’s scissors.”

LandMarks

Jane King Hession recalls Rockledge, a splendid summer house now demolished, near Winona.

Book Reviews

Toward a Revival of Midwestern History * Cultivating Tourism in the Upper Midwest

News & Notes

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