Rivers of America

The Minnesota: Forgotten River

Jones, Evan
Part of the "Rivers of America" series, this book explores such aspects of the Minnesota River as its glacial history, early native inhabitants, French and English exploration, steamboat travel, the founding of towns, agricultural settlement, and the Sioux Uprising of 1862. Presented in an anecdotal style, the focus of the book is primarily on historical figures (e.g., explorers, Indians, and politicians) and social, economic, cultural, and military events that occurred along the river.
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