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Ojibwe Family History Research: Books & Other Publications

Articles

A day in the life of Ojibwe, by Anton Treuer. 
In Minnesota History56/4 (winter 1998-99), p. 172-174. 
MNHS call number: Digital Copy

Ransom Powell and the tragedy of White Earth, by Ken Peterson. 
In Minnesota History63/3 (fall 2012), p. [88]-101. 
MNHS call number: Reading Room F601.5 .M66 v.63:3

Books

These are a few of the many books about Ojibwe/Chippewa Indians in the MNHS Library. To find more, search the library catalog by subject headings such as: Ojibwe Indians—Biography; Ojibwe Indians—Minnesota—Genealogy, etc.

Note: Library of Congress subject headings use the spelling “Ojibwa” while many titles and descriptions use “Ojibway” or “Ojibwe”; other terms and spellings commonly used in sources on the Ojibwe people include “Chippewa,” “Chippeway,” “Anishinabe,” and “Anishinaabe.”

Ojibwe in Minnesota, by Anton Treuer.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2010.
MNHS call number:  Reading Room E99.C6 T74 2010, also available for purchase

Against the Tide of American History: The Story of the Mille Lacs Anishinabe, by  W. Roger Buffalohead.
Cass Lake, MN: Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, 1985.
MNHS call number: E99 .C6 B84

A Dictionary of the Ojibway Language, by Frederic Baraga.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1992.
MNHS call number: PM853 .B28 1992, also available for purchase

Grand Portage Chippewa: Stories and Experiences of Grand Portage Band Members, Oral Histories Collected and Introduced, by Donald J. Auger and Paul Driben.
Grand Portage, MN: Grand Portage Tribal Council, 2000.
MNHS call number: E99 .C6 G728 2000

A History of Kitchi Onigaming: Grand Portage and its People: Minnesota Chippewa Tribe.
Cass Lake, MN: Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, 1983.
MNHS call number: E99 .C6 H54

History of the Ojibways, Based Upon Traditions and Oral Statements, by William W. Warren.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2009.
MNHS call number: E99 .C6 W32 2009

We Are at Home: Pictures of the Ojibwe People, Bruce White; foreword by Gerald Vizenor.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2007.
MNHS call number: TR654 .W363 2007, also available for purchase

White Earth: A History.
Cass Lake, MN: Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, 1989.
MNHS call number: E99 .C6 W535

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