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.
See a demonstration of Lacrosse stick-making, listen to traditional Dakota stories in a tipi, watch a magic show (noon – 2:00 pm only). Go sledding down the hill behind the house, and play Snow Snakes and other frontier games.Sponsored by Bloomington Parks and Recreation.
Minnesota Congressman Dean Urdahl will discuss the War in the West. The First Minnesota at Gettysburg receives much-deserved acclaim, but most of Minnesota’s contributions to America’s greatest conflict took place in the West.Sponsored by Bloomington Parks and Recreation.
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.