The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier, Part 1

Charles E. FLANDRAU (1828 - 1903)

"It has been a little over fifty years since the organization of the Territory of Minnesota, which at its birth was a very small and unimportant creation, but which in its half century of growth has expanded into one of the most brilliant and promising stars upon the union of our flag; so that its history must cover every subject, moral, physical and social, that enters into the composition of a first-class progressive Western state, which presents a pretty extensive field; but there is also to be considered a period anterior to civilization, which may be called the aboriginal and legendary era, which abounds with interesting matter, and to the general reader is much more attractive than the prosy subjects of agriculture, finance and commerce."

"Having lived in the state through nearly the whole period of Minnesota's political existence, and having taken part in most of the leading events in her history, both savage and civilized, I propose to treat the various subjects that compose her history in a narrative and colloquial manner that may not rise to the dignity of history, but which, I think, while giving facts, will not detract [2]from the interest or pleasure of the reader. If I should in the course of my narrative so far forget myself as to indulge in a joke, or relate an illustrative anecdote, the reader must put up with it." - Summary by Judge Charles E. Flandrau, from the Opening Statement

Genre(s): War & Military, Business & Economics, Education

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Dedication; Author's Note; History of Minnesota by Judge Charles E. Flandrau Jill Engle
00:05:36
Play 02 Legendary and Aboriginal Era, Part 1 TriciaG
00:12:19
Play 03 Legendary and Aboriginal Era, Part 2 TriciaG
00:12:31
Play 04 Fort Snelling Phil Schempf
00:12:11
Play 05 The Selkirk Settlement Phil Schempf
00:09:58
Play 06 George Catlin; Featherstonehaugh; Schoolcraft and the Source of the Mississippi; Elevations in Minnesota; Nicollet Phil Schempf
00:10:13
Play 07 Missions Phil Schempf
00:12:31
Play 08 The Indians pdaaaaps
00:13:46
Play 09 Territorial Period Malar Ramesh
00:13:15
Play 10 Education; The First Territorial Government Malar Ramesh
00:10:39
Play 11 Courts Malar Ramesh
00:09:59
Play 12 First Territorial Legislature Sharon C.
00:09:46
Play 13 Immigration Andrea Kotzer
00:13:44
Play 14 The Panic of 1857; Land Titles; The First Newspaper Andrea Kotzer
00:11:14
Play 15 Banks Sharon C.
00:05:19
Play 16 The Fur Trade; Pemmican Andrea Kotzer
00:12:02
Play 17 Transportation and Express; Lumber Andrea Kotzer
00:08:38
Play 18 Religion TriciaG
00:13:41
Play 19 Railroads, Part 1 TriciaG
00:12:56
Play 20 Railroads, Part 2; The First Railroad Actually Built TriciaG
00:11:20
Play 21 The Spirit Lake Massacre pdaaaaps
00:13:53
Play 22 The Constitutional Convention Phil Schempf
00:13:07
Play 23 Attempt to Remove the Capital; Census; Grasshoppers; Militia Phil Schempf
00:12:55
Play 24 The Wright County War; The Civil War Phil Schempf
00:13:54
Play 25 The Third Regiment Phil Schempf
00:14:20
Play 26 The Indian War of 1862 and Following Years, Part 1 Joy Baker
00:13:59
Play 27 The Indian War of 1862 and Following Years, Part 2 marksan
00:11:46
Play 28 The Attack on Fort Ridgely; Battle of New Ulm, Part 1 Jefferson Tholen
00:09:25
Play 29 Battle of New Ulm, Part 2 marksan
00:09:35
Play 30 Battle of Birch Coulie; Occurences in Meeker County and Vicinity Elijah
00:08:45
Play 31 Protection of the Southern Frontier Elijah
00:11:21
Play 32 Colonel Sibley Moves Upon the Enemy; The Battle of Wood Lake Elijah
00:12:15
Play 33 Fort Ambercrombie; Camp Release marksan
00:06:36
Play 34 Trial of the Indians Jessica Louise
00:09:36
Play 35 Execution of the Thirty-Eight Condemned Indians; The Campaign of 1863; Battle of Big Mound; Battle of Dead Buffalo Lake Phil Schempf
00:11:51
Play 36 Battle of Stony Lake Sharon C.
00:04:55
Play 37 Campaign of 1864 Phil Schempf
00:11:03
Play 38 A Long Period of Peace and Prosperity; Introduction of the New Process of Milling Wheat; The Discovery of Iron Jessica Louise
00:13:10
Play 39 Commerce through the St. Mary's Falls Canal; Agriculture; Dairying; The University of Minnesota and Its School of Agriculture Jessica Louise
00:11:05
Play 40 The Minnesota State Agricultural Society; The Minnesota Soldiers' Home; Other State Institutions; Minnesota Institute for Defectives; State School for Dependent and Neglected Children Jessica Louise
00:13:01
Play 41 The Minnesota State Training School; Minnesota State Reformatory; The Minnesota State Prison; The Minnesota Historical Society; State Institutions Miscellaneous in their Character; State Finances Jill Engle
00:12:33
Play 42 The Monetary and Business Flurry of 1873 and Panic of 1893; Minor Happenings Andrea Kotzer
00:15:40
Play 43 The War with Spain marksan
00:07:12
Play 44 The Indian Battle of Leech Lake; Population Jill Engle
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00:13:04
Play 45 The State Flag; The Official Flower of the State, and the Method of its Selection Chris A. Hawkins
00:10:27
Play 46 Origin of the Name "Gopher State"; State Parks: Itasca State Park and Interstate Park -- The Dalles of the Saint Croix David Olson
00:14:22
Play 47 Politics marksan
00:09:22
Play 48 Bibliography Jill Engle
00:25:40