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Suggested Newspapers & Dates
My Wounded Knee Scrapbook, by Rolf Waller.
Newspaper clippings, 1973-1974, chiefly from the Minneapolis star, covering the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation and trial.
MNHS call number: FOLIO E99.O3 W34 1974
Useful dates to search for American Indian Movement (AIM):
- 1968: AIM founded
- Oct.-Nov. 1972: Trail of Broken Treaties; AIM occupied Bureau of Indian Affairs
- February 27, 1973 – May 8, 1973: Standoff with federal forces at Wounded Knee, South Dakota
Useful newspapers to search:
- Minneapolis Star
- Minneapolis Tribune
- St. Paul Pioneer Press
- St. Paul Dispatch
The Minnesota Historical Society holds the world's largest collection of Minnesota newspapers, with dates ranging from 1849 to the present day.
Past issues of most newspaper titles are available on microfilm in the MNHS library, but there is also digital access to select newspapers.
Use the links to the left to search for newspapers available at MNHS and to search within digitized newspaper collections.
Search for Newspapers
Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub
A searchable website of Minnesota newspapers. Contains geographically and culturally diverse papers from 1856 to 1924.
Historical Minneapolis Tribune
Search or browse in the 1867-2001 issues of the Minneapolis Tribune. This database is only available in the library.
Search by city and title of newspaper (i.e. Granite Falls Tribune) or by the city and "newspapers" (i.e. Granite Falls newspapers).
Newspapers at MNHS
Search various historic newspapers for advertisements and articles about people, events, and activities.
Access digital historic newspapers from MN and other states through this project by the Library of Congress.
Electronic Library of MN
MN residents can search online magazine, journal, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles and eBooks.