The Legend of Minnesota
Sleeping Bear Press | 2006 | 40 pages
Northeastern Minnesota Honor Award
The definition of the word "Minnesota" is known to most as the Dakotah word for "sky-tinted waters." However, in her research about the origin of the state's name, acclaimed author and native Minnesotan Kathy-jo Wargin uncovered a little-known, but age-old, Ojibwe tale. The Legend of Minnesota tells the story of an enduring friendship between an Ojibwe girl and a Dakotah boy, and how their kindness toward one another gives the beautiful land of Minnesota its name.
Awards & Honors
Winner, 2006 Northeastern Minnesota Book Honor Award