We're on a Mission...

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.

Presentation: The Forgotten Faribault

Learn More02/19/2017

Oliver Faribault had a long career in the fur trade. Richard Williams will tell his fascinating story, which gives a view into the real world of early 19th century Minnesota. Richard is an expert on the Minnesota Valley fur trade.

Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.

Presentation: Henry Sibley and the Dakota

Learn More03/19/2017

John Haymond, author of “The Infamous Dakota War Trials of 1862,” will speak about Henry Sibley and his complex relationship with the Dakota before, during, and after the U.S./Dakota War of 1862.

Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.

Prairie Profiles: The Pond House Video

the pond house videoSee 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.


Produced by filmmaker Barbara Britain.  


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