American Indian Publishing

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
The Minnesota Historical Society Press publishes books relating to American Indian history to help people further understand the deep and continuing importance of these stories to modern life in Minnesota.
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Session Law Reference: Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session, chapter 137, article 4, section 2, subdivision 5, (b) (2) Programs
Appropriation Language

Programs: $5,525,000 the first year and $5,675,000 the second year are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Projects completed in FY14-15 include:
* The Creator's Game: A Story of Baaga'adowe/Lacrosse by Art Coulson (middle reader, published November 2013)
* Powwow Summers: A Family Celebrates the Circle of Life by Marcie Rendon (middle reader, published August 2013)
* Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest by Heid Erdrich (published November 2013)
* Conflicted Mission: Faith, Disputes, and Deception on the Dakota Frontier by Linda Clemmons (published April 2014)
* Hungry Johnny by Cheryl Minema (picture book, published May 2014)
* My Grandfather's Knocking Sticks by Brenda Child (published December 2014)
* Warrior Nation by Anton Treuer (delivery delayed, to be published October 2015)
* Wild Rice Cookbook by Richard LaFortune (preliminary work; to be published Fall 2016)

These books have been promoted to teachers, librarians, curriculum committees, and education media through mailings, conferences, local and national radio interviews, a Minnesota Swarm lacrosse game, author appearances, and blogs. Attendees at the National Indian Education Association offered strong support for the titles.

Recipient Board Members
"Minnesota Historical Society Governing Board:

William R. Stoeri, President
Missy S. Thompson, Vice President
Ruth Huss, Vice President
D. Stephen Elliott, Secretary
Dean M. Nelson, Treasurer

Suzanne Blue
Brenda J. Child
Robert Bruininks
Judith S. Corson
D. Stephen Elliott
Phyllis Rawls Goff
William D. Green
David R. Hakensen
Ruth S. Huss
Martha Kaemmer
Dennis L. Lamkin
David M. Larson
Charles Mahar
Dean M. Nelson
Elizabeth M. Nordlie
Dennis Nguyen
Peter R. Reis
Hussein Samatar
Simon Stevens
Susan Kenny Stevens
William R. Stoeri
Karen Wilson Thissen
Missy Staples Thompson
Eleanor Winston

Mark Dayton, Governor
Yvonne Prattner Solon Lieutenant Governor
Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State
Lori Swanson, Attorney General
Rebecca Otto, State Auditor"
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Blvd. W
Saint Paul
Zip Code
Administered By
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345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155