Indians in Minnesota, Fifth Edition

May 15th, 2008 | By | Category: 19-4: Success by Accountability and Assessment, Media Reviews

INDIANS IN MINNESOTA COVERBy Kathy Davis Graves and Elizabeth Ebbott
University of Minnesota Press (2006)

Review by James Thull

The fifth edition of Indians in Minnesota is an easy-to-use and detailed reference source. It is useful for finding information on all aspects of the history and culture of the Native American tribes in Minnesota. The book has been expanded upon significantly since the publication of the fourth edition in 1985. The authors have added an additional 61 pages of information drawn largely from the 2000 U.S. Census and over 100 interviews they conducted with tribal representatives.

Researchers will find the maps of the Minnesota reservations, contact information for all the tribes in Minnesota, and the extensive bibliography particularly useful. The authors have written a well-researched and well-organized reference source that will be of use to anyone studying the current status or history of Native Americans in Minnesota. I recommend this book for purchase by tribal college libraries.

James Thull holds a Master of Arts in History and a master’s of Library and Information Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He currently works as a reference librarian and assistant professor at Montana State University-Bozeman and has been the assistant coordinator of the Tribal College Librarians Institute since 2005.

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