Links to resources for doing genealogical and other historical research about the Dakota people from the 19th and 20th century. Some of these resources are online, others are on paper at the Historical Society.
Minnesota is centered within Dakota creation stories and is an important place in traditional Ojibwe history. Along with the Dakota and Ojibwe, the Ho-Chunk, Cheyenne, Oto, Iowa, and the Sac & Fox tribes also acknowledge Minnesota as important to their tribal histories.
From within ArcGIS Online, when you add data to a map, you can search the entire ArcGIS repository of data uploaded by community users. Be sure to pay attention to authorship and read metadata because quality varies!
Content is dedicated to an understanding of the complexity of state and federal laws that govern all aspects of water in society, from its municipal use to restoring its pristine condition. Collecting congressional documents, books, legislative histories on major legislation, and Supreme Court briefs on related cases, this collection touches on a wide range of water issues. Topics covered include irrigation, hydropower, water conservation, drinking water quality, and tribal water rights.
Traditional legal materials (reported cases, statutes, government regulations, academic law reviews, commercially produced law journals and magazines, and classic treatises), historical, governmental, and political documents, legislative debates, legislative and executive branch reports, world constitutions, international treaties, military history, and reports and other documents of international organizations.
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Includes historical claims presented to Congress or brought before the Court of Claims. Also includes records of the Indian Claims Commission including briefs, docket books, decisions, expert testimony, oral transcripts, and more.
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Digitized historical materials shared by cultural heritage organizations from across our state, including images, text, audio, film, and more, with new items added on a regular basis.