Not Just the Confederacy: Minnesota’s State Flag and Seal Celebrate Racism and Genocide

Sun Yung Shin
8 min readJul 4, 2020

“The Great Seal of the State of Minnesota became official in 1861, with the present design legislated in 1983. It depicts a barefoot farmer plowing his field near St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River. His…

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Sun Yung Shin

MAT, MFA. Writer, poet, editor, bodyworker, gardener. She/they. Author or editor of nine books, plus three forthcoming in 2024 and 2025. www.sunyungshin.com