American Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary program involving a number of Minnesota State Mankato departments and programs concentrated in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. AIS provides an interdisciplinary and broad understanding of Native Americans, especially the Dakota, and their respective ways of life in the past, present, and future.
Here you will find materials specifically about the groups in Minnesota. Largely you will find these in the Marilyn Lass Center, on the 2nd floor in the middle. Books in the center are either FOR REFERENCE ONLY (variously labled) or circulating. Make sure you grab the one that you can borrow. There are many places in the vicinity that you can explore as well, including various Historical Societies. The Historical Society in St. Paul has many great resources, some there, some available digitally: https://www.mnhs.org/