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DISCLAIMER

These historical sketches of Winona County, Minnesota, have been transcribed and posted here exactly as they appear in the 1884 book, "History of Wabasha County." As you read, you may notice a superior and demeaning attitude on the part of the writers toward the Native Americans. This is extremely disturbing to me. Nevertheless, in the interest of presenting these writings accurately, I have not deleted or modified any entries. Let us remember that this book is part of the past and we live in the present. We cannot be held accountable for our ancestors' actions and attitudes, but we can live the lives we have been given now with love and understanding for each other.

For more information about the settlement of the Winona County area and about the Native Americans visit
"Biographies and Historical Sketches of Wabasha County, Minnesota."



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CHAPTERS

Surprisingly, the title page and preface do not specifically name the main author of these chapters which are largely written in the first person. However, the author names himself as "Bunnell" in the conversations of others, so I must assume that he was Dr. L. H. Bunnell whose name is found in the collection of authors and submitters as listed in the preface.
Ch 1: ABORIGINAL HISTORY
Ch 2: EXPLORATIONS
Ch 3: AMONG THE INDIANS
Ch 4: TROUBLES WITH THE INDIANS
Ch 5: PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS
Ch 6: WINONA ~ CITY IN EMBRYO
Ch 7: INTERESTING INCIDENTS AND CUSTOMS
Ch 8: PREHISTORIC
Ch 9: GEOGRAPHICAL
Ch 10: RAILROADS
Ch 11: NAVIGATION
Ch 12: COURTS AND OFFICERS OF THE COURTS
Ch 13: BANKING IN WINONA, WINONA COUNTY
Ch 14: EARLY SETTLEMENT, PIONEERS, ETC.
Ch 15: TREATIES WITH THE INDIANS
Ch 16: THE FUR TRADERS
Ch 17: EARLY LAND TITLES
Ch 18: THE PIONEERS
Ch 19: FIRST IMPROVEMENTS
Ch 20: WESTERN FARM AND VILLAGE ASSOCIATION
Ch 21: THE ASSOCIATION CRYSTALLIZED
Ch 22: EMIGRANTS COMING
Ch 23: OTHER SETTLEMENTS
Ch 24: FIRST SETTLEMENTS AT WINONA CITY
Ch 25: INCIDENTS OF THE EARLY TIMES
Ch 26: THE ASSOCIATION AT ROLLING STONE
Ch 27: CRYSTALLIZATION
Ch 28: RESPECTABILITY
Ch 29: LOOKING AROUND
Ch 30: REFLECTIONS
Ch 31: PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS
Ch 32: POSTOFFICES
Ch 33: INCIDENTS
Ch 34: A BLOODY CONFLICT
Ch 35: A CELEBRATION
Ch 36: CHATFIELD SETTLED
Ch 37: THE DISTRICT SCHOOLS
Ch 38: THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL
Ch 39: BIRDS AND THE WINONA COUNTY PRESS
Ch 40: WINONA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Ch 41: HISTORY OF WINONA CITY


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