Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota History Magazine Fall 2012 (63:3)

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Ransom Powell and the Tragedy of White Earth

by Ken Peterson
The story of land loss at White Earth Reservation has been well told, but the key role of one individual has not. Meet Ransom J. Powell, a practical, thorough, and, reportedly, personable Minneapolis attorney who worked diligently to dismantle Ojibwe ownership of the reservation.



Minnesota “Joins the World” . . . and Quickly Leaves: The Minnesota Kicks, 1975---81
by Timothy D. Grundmeier
Winning on the pitch and at the box office, the relocated soccer team brings a new sport to the state and a new, youthful audience to Met Stadium. But long-term success eludes the Kicks as the party atmosphere deteriorates and the fans stop coming.


Origins of a Modern Medical Center: Minneapolis City Hospital, 1887---1907
by Iric Nathanson and Thomas R. Mattison
As medical advances transform hospital care from a dreaded last resort to a desirable option, Minneapolis establishes its first public facility for the growing numbers of “sick poor.” Ramshackle rental quarters and a retrofitted mansion gradually give way to up-to-date new buildings that enhance both care and civic pride.




1862 and Beyond
In excerpts from oral history interviews, Sandee Geshick (Lower Sioux Community) and Dallas Ross (Upper Sioux Community) speak on resilience, Fort Snelling, and the aftermath of the war.


Greg Gaut and Marsha Neff visit Red Wing’s elegant neoclassical post office, still serving its community after more than a century.


Book Reviews
Battle of Birch Coulee * Apostle Islands and Wilderness


News & Notes


George Slade ponders the mysteries of an unidentified photo of women bowlers.

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