Archive Dive: “First Peoples”

This week’s archive dive presents another excerpt from the first chapter of Zenith City Press publisher Tony Dierckins’s Duluth: An Urban Biography, winner of the 2020/2021 Northeast Minnesota Book Award. Titled “First Peoples,” the excerpt explains the early human history of the far western end of Lake Superior from the Paleo-Indians to  the Ojibwe migration from the east.  Read “First Peoples” from chapter 1 of Duluth: An Urban Biography, here. (You can also preview or purchase the book here.)

Grand Mound Grand Mound is a site of deep historic and rich cultural significance. Located along the Rainy River near International Falls, it comprises five sacred burial mounds, ancient villages, and sturgeon fishing sites developed approximately 2,000 years ago. (Image: Minnesota Historical Society)