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Minnesota History Magazine Fall 2021 (67:7)

Minnesota History Magazine Fall 2021 (67:7)

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Sam Haugdahl and the New Sweden Creamery: World Champion Butter Maker
Karen A. Humphrey

In 1900, Minnesota’s own Samuel Haugdahl earned the prestigious grand prize for butter at the world’s fair in Paris—besting the esteemed butter makers of France, Denmark, and other European nations. A Swedish immigrant, Haugdahl put the New Sweden Creamery of Nicollet County on the map and helped to secure Minnesota’s place in the global dairy market.

The Vermilion Lake Indian School: From Assimilation to Termination
Linda LeGarde Grover

This reprint of an article that originally appeared in the Winter 2002–03 issue of Minnesota History proves especially and unfortunately timely. Through the history of the Vermilion Lake Indian School, Linda LeGarde Grover explores the dark and troubling story of Indian boarding schools in Minnesota and their role in the genocide and attempts at cultural extermination of the state’s native peoples.

The Minneapolis League of Catholic Women: Engaging in the Larger World
Jennifer Hornyak Wojciechowski

The Minneapolis League of Catholic Women operated several social-outreach programs during the early part of the twentieth century, including St. Mary’s Hall, St. Joseph’s Home, and the Margaret Barry Settlement House. The article serves as a case study for the many female-led charitable organizations in Minnesota at the time that were working to support the needs of women and children.

MNHS Press Book Excerpt: Confluence: A History of Fort Snelling
Hampton Smith

Hamp Smith’s new, comprehensive study of Fort Snelling includes an in-depth look at its history as a military establishment, including its role as the “country club of the army” in between the two world wars—excerpted here.


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