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David M. Krueger

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816696918

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.001.0001

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A Holy Mission to Minnesota

A Holy Mission to Minnesota

(p.1) Introduction A Holy Mission to Minnesota
Myths of the Rune Stone

David M. Krueger

University of Minnesota Press

The introduction describes the origins of the Kensington Rune Stone and the culture that was built up around it by its defenders. It discusses broadly the class, racial, and religious distinctions that influenced beliefs among Minnesotans regarding the rune stone.

Keywords:   Kensington Rune Stone, Viking myths, Minnesota history, Midwest religion, Midwest culture, Hjalmar Holand, Midwest history, folklore, Native American studies

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