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.
Take a guided snowshoe walk led by Wilderness Inquiry. Play traditional Dakota outdoor games. Then warm up indoors by the fireplace with cocoa and cookies. Hear stories from Reverend Pond.Sponsored by Bloomington Parks and Recreation.
Hear local history author Peter DeCarlo talk about how community engagement, sharing authority, pursuing “truth,” and historical methodology are influencing the new interpretation of the site.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.