Turnstone Historical Research

Contact: 275 E. 4th St., Suite 790~St. Paul, 55101~Phone: 651-310-0601 or 1-888-410-0601~ Fax: 651-222-7338

Email: white067@tc.umn.edu


Detailed, authoritative research and writing in Native American history, cultural and historic preservation issues, and other historical topics, presented in an accessible and readable way


The Director of Turnstone Historical Research, Bruce M. White, is an award-winning historian and anthropologist with long experience in research and writing. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including We Are at Home: Pictures of the Ojibwe People, published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press in 2007. His article "The Myth of the "Forgotten" Treaty: Traditions about the St. Peters Treaty of 1837," is included in the new book The State We're In: Reflections on Minnesota History,also published by the MHS Press. Publication date: June 1, 2010 $24.95


Curriculum Vitae


Books, Articles, and Reviews

Historical Reports

Academic Papers


Awards and Grants


News and Recent Projects

In May 2010 Bruce White was interviewed by several Twin Cities newspaper reporters on the issue of Ojibwe treaty rights in Minnesota. He also wrote an online article entitled "Treaty rights in Minnesota under the 1855 Ojibwe treaty" at MinnesotaHistory.net

During 2008-09, he was the co-chair of the Dakota Land History Research Project, a collaborative project to study the history of Dakota lands in Minnesota, funded by the Indian Land Tenure Foundation. A second phase of the project funded by a Legacy Grant from the Minnesota Historical Society began in April 2010.

During Fall 2009 he taught a class in the History Department at St. Cloud State University, on the history of Race in America.

In September 2008, his book We Are at Home: Pictures of the Ojibwe People received an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History


Photographs, left to right: The Dalles of the St. Croix River, in Minnesota, 1983, Bruce White photo; Wild rice tied by Ojibwe women at Lake Onamia, around 1910; Ojibwe women and children at Mille Lacs Lake, around 1910; the latter two photos from the Edward McCann photo collection.