Le Sueur, Meridel (1900–1996)

For more than seventy years, the Minnesota-based writer and activist Meridel Le Sueur was a voice for oppressed peoples worldwide. Beginning in the 1920s, she championed the struggles of workers against the capitalist economy, the efforts of women to find their voices and their power, the rights of American Indians to their lands and their cultures, and environmentalist causes.

Oil on canvas painting of Dakota Indians in council, 1852. Painting by Seth Eastman

Dakota Indian Council

Oil on canvas painting of Dakota Indians in council, 1852. Painting by Seth Eastman.

Water color painting of a Medicine Dance of the Dakota, 1847. Painting by Seth Eastman.

Dakota Medicine Dance

Water color painting of a Medicine Dance of the Dakota, 1847. Painting by Seth Eastman.

Graphite drawing of a Dakota woman processing a hide, c.1845. Drawing by Seth Eastman.

Dakota woman scraping a hide

Graphite drawing of a Dakota woman processing a hide, c.1845. Drawing by Seth Eastman.

Oil-on-canvas portrait of Harriet Bishop. Painted c.1880 by Andrew Falkenshield; based on an engraving of Bishop made in 1860.

Harriet Bishop

Oil-on-canvas portrait of Harriet Bishop. Painted c.1880 by Andrew Falkenshield; based on an engraving of Bishop made in 1860.

Graphite drawing of Fort Snelling, 1863.

Graphite drawing of Fort Snelling

Graphite drawing of Fort Snelling, 1863.

Sketch of soldiers’ barracks at Fort Snelling, c.1862, by Albert Colgrave.

Sketch of Barracks at Fort Snelling

Sketch of soldiers’ barracks at Fort Snelling, c.1862, by Albert Colgrave.

Colorized Washburn-Crosby Flour Mills advertisement for Gold Medal Flour, Threshing Scene, unknown location.

Washburn-Crosby Flour Mills advertisement for Gold Medal Flour, Threshing Scene

Washburn-Crosby Flour Mills advertisement for Gold Medal Flour, Threshing Scene, c.1900.

Black and white photograph of Josias King standing in front of a bronze statue patterned after his likeness, 1903.

Josias King with statue

Josias King standing in front of a bronze statue patterned after his likeness, 1903.

Sorel, Lower Canada

Town of Sorel, Lower Canada. Drawing by John Lambert. Image is from the New York Public Library Digital Collections.

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