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Seth Eastman: A Portfolio of North American Indians

Sarah Boehme, Christian Feest, and Patricia Condon Johnston

A landmark publication that showcases the foremost collection of watercolors by the premier pictorial historian of the American Indian in the nineteenth century. A career US Army officer assigned to frontier duty, Eastman preserved a visual record of Native American life, which was then undergoing rapid change. Hardcover.

Dahcotah: or Life and Legends of the Sioux around Fort Snelling

Mary Henderson Eastman, Illustrations by Seth Eastman

First published in 1849, this book presents an unparalleled glimpse into Dakota customs by a writer who had the advantage of long-term residency among the Dakota people. The wife of army officer and illustrator Seth Eastman, Mary Eastman gathered the material for the book during the couple’s seven years at…

Ramsey County History – Winter 1993: “Charlotte Ouisconsin Van Cleve, Daughter of a Frontier Regiment—1819”

Ronald M. Hubbs

Charlotte Ouisconsin Van Cleve, Daughter of a Frontier Regiment—1819 Author: Ronald M. Hubbs Charlotte Clark was born in Prairie du Chien in 1819 as her family made their way to her father’s posting at still-to-be-built Fort Snelling. As an adult, she married another soldier, who served in the Dakota War…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1990: “The Wacouta in Two World Wars”

Thomas C. Buckley

The Wacouta in Two World Wars Author: Thomas C. Buckley After James Hill died the family sold the Wacouta. Under three different names, Harvard, Athinai, and Palermo, it served as a World War I patrol boat, a Greek passenger ship, an Italian naval vessel, and a Mediterranean commercial craft. It…

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Ramsey County History – Fall 1989: “A Pioneer Writes Home: Alexander Wilkin and 1850s St. Paul”

Ronald M. Hubbs

A Pioneer Writes Home: Alexander Wilkin and 1850s St. Paul Author: Ronald M. Hubbs Alexander Wilkin was an important early resident of St. Paul. Lawyer, speculator, politician, adventurer, he sought fortune and glory on the frontier. He got both, plus an early death in battle. Letters he wrote to…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1988: “Love and Marriage on the Old Frontier”

Edward Duffield Neill

Love and Marriage on the Old Frontier Author: Edward Duffield Neill This article consists of extracts from an address made by Edward Duffield Neill at Fort Snelling in 1889. Neill tells about romances born at the fort in olden days. Characters include Zachary Taylor, Seth Eastman, Joseph Plympton, and…

The Mississippi and St. Paul: A Short History of the City’s 150-Year Love Affair With Its River

Virginia Brainard Kunz

Softcover. Member Price: $10.00; Non-Member Price: $11.00 Order books here. Hardcover available, please inquire. Call 651-222-0701.

Ramsey County History – Spring 1973: “A Revolutionary, a Scientist, and a Civil Rights Leader: 300 Years of Pioneering for St. Paul’s Colorful Markoes”        

Jeffrey H. Smith

A Revolutionary, a Scientist, and a Civil Rights Leader: 300 Years of Pioneering for St. Paul’s Colorful Markoes                                                                 …

Ramsey County History – Fall 1972: “Brave Men in Their Motor Machines–And the 1918 Forest Fire”

Arnold L. Luukkonen

Brave Men in Their Motor Machines–And the 1918 Forest Fire Author: Arnold L. Luukkonen The Minnesota Home Guard was created in 1917 to replace the Minnesota National Guard, which had been federalized for World War I. One of its components was the Motor Corps, made up of volunteers who…