Map of Clay County

Map of Clay County

Map of Clay County (public domain) published by McGill-Warner in 1916. In the nineteenth century, most Buffalo River settler-colonists resided in Moland Township.

St. Paul Resettlement Committee

The St. Paul Resettlement Committee formed in October of 1942 to assist with the relocation of Japanese Americans from the concentration camps established by the US government in March of 1942. It was one of thirty-five such committees that operated across the country during World War II.

Somali Museum of Minnesota

The Somali Museum of Minnesota was founded in 2013 to preserve Somali culture and tradition through art exhibits, educational programs, and dance. Since then, the Minneapolis-based nonprofit has become more visible to Somali Americans across the United States as it expands efforts to showcase its growing artifact collections and traditional Somali dance across North America.

Dr. Saeed Fahia

Dr. Saeed Fahia, executive director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota, in his office. Photograph by Bill Jolitz, 2012. Printed in Somalis in Minnesota, by Ahmed Ismail Yusuf (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012), 29.

Children riding a camel in Minneapolis

Two children ride a camel in Minneapolis at the intersection of Pillsbury Avenue and West Lake Street. Camels are traditionally used for transporting both people and goods in Somalia. Photograph by Bill Jolitz, 2012. Printed in Somalis in Minnesota, by Ahmed Ismail Yusuf (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012), 26.

Photograph of a child playing a traditional Somali drum with help from adults

A child plays a traditional Somali drum with help from adults

A child plays a traditional Somali drum with help from adults while celebrating Somali Independence Day in Minneapolis on July 9, 2016. The holiday is observed in Somalia every year on July 1. It celebrates the creation of Somalia through the unification of the former Italian Somaliland and the former British Somaliland on July 1, 1960. Photograph by Flickr user Fibonacci Blue. CC BY 2.0.

Photograph of adults and children celebrating Somali Independence Day

Adults and children celebrating Somali Independence Day

Adults and children celebrate Somali Independence Day in Minneapolis on July 9, 2016. The holiday is observed in Somalia every year on July 1. It celebrates the creation of Somalia through the unification of the former Italian Somaliland and the former British Somaliland on July 1, 1960. Photograph by Flickr user Fibonacci Blue. CC BY 2.0.

Photograph of women celebrating Somali Independence Day.

Women celebrating Somali Independence Day

Women celebrate Somali Independence Day in Minneapolis on July 9, 2016. The holiday is observed in Somalia every year on July 1. It celebrates the creation of Somalia through the unification of the former Italian Somaliland and the former British Somaliland on July 1, 1960. Photograph by Flickr user Fibonacci Blue. CC BY 2.0.

Map of Somalia

Map of Somalia

Map of Somalia with inset showing its location relative to other parts of the world. Posted by Wikimedia Commons user TUBS, May 19, 2011. CC BY-SA 3.0.

Dr. Chauncey Almer Kelsey

Dr. Chauncey Almer Kelsey

Dr. Chauncey Almer Kelsey, ca. 1890s. Published in Rev. William Wilkinson's Minnesota Forest Fires (Minneapolis: Wilkinson, 1895), 30.

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