to preserve the rich history of the Dakota and their relationship with early Minnesota settlers and Christian missionaries, and to explore contrasting cultural and religious viewpoints.
Former Fort Snelling Manager, Stephen Osman, will present the stories of Minnesota’s Civil War soldiers, former Confederate prisoners, and Dakota families who spent time at Fort Snelling during the Civil War.Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.
Dr. Bruce Forbes will share insights from his latest book, America’s Favorite Holidays: Candid Histories, about Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Learn how Puritans viewed holidays and which holiday traditions reach back to frontier days.Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.
See VideoView the award-winning video, “The Pond House,” which traces the history of the house through its builder and his great-grandson, and focuses on their important relationship with the Dakota people.
Produced by filmmaker Barbara Britain.