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.
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.
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.
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.
Produced by filmmaker Barbara Britain.