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U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 : Newspapers


Newsboy distributing January 1937 Minneapolis Journal.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.   


Suggested Newspapers & Dates

Useful dates to look for newspaper articles about the US-Dakota War of 1862:

  • August 23, 1862
  • August 30, 1862
  • September 11, 1862
  • October 4-5, 1862
  • November 11, 1862
  • November 15, 1862
  • December 13, 1862
  • December 20, 1862
  • December 28, 1862

Useful newspapers to search:

  • Minnesota Pioneer (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • Mankato Record
  • St. Cloud Democrat

Useful resources:

  • The Frontier Newspapers and the Coverage of the Plains Indian Wars, by Hugh J. Reilly.
    Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2010.
    MNHS call number: E83.866 .R377 2010

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