Book

Listen as Linda Legarde Grover introduces her new book, "Onigamiising Seasons of an Ojibwe Year" and talks about the significance. 

Onigamiising in Ojibwe translates to, "the place of the small portage," which refers to the strip of land separating the bay and harbor near park point. 

Linda had written small excerpts about seasons and met with editors to create this novel.

Minnesota Historical Society

Orders given, orders recieved, courts-martial ...

An almost 200 year old order book, compiled by Colonel Josiah Snelling's adjutant between 1826 and 1827, recorded details of the U.S. Army's 5th Infantry Regiment beginning a year after the frontier outpost Fort St. Anthony was renamed after its commander.

Another for-certain sign of spring is pledge drive time at KUMD -- and as always, we're offering a copy of Larry Weber's day by day look at the year, Backyard Almanac, for new and renewing members.

Carpenter and author Spike Carlsen got the wild idea, about twenty years ago, to build a cabin with his newly-blended family.

The result (other than a 600 square foot construction that's failing to accommodate the five kids, their spouses and the grandchildren) is a book called Cabin Lessons: A Nail-by-Nail Tale: Building Our Dream Cottage from 2x4s, Blisters, and Love.

  

Lisa Johnson

Larry Weber talks about the nomination of his book, "Backyard Almanac: 365 Days of Northern Natural History"  for a Northeastern Minnesota Book Award and the new birds, bees and frogs he's seen and heard this week.

University of Minnesota Press

Author Mary Lethert Wingerd gives us a tantalizing glimpse of what Minnesota might have been had the bi-cultural society of Europeans and Indians fostered by the fur trade been allowed to survive.