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.
Thomas Shaw will talk about his new research on Minnesota outposts that intercepted Dakota war parties after the U.S./Dakota War. His research is based on letters sent home from the men stationed along the frontier.Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.
Fur trade expert Richard Williams will tell the story of Oliver Faribault and provide a glimpse into the real world of early 19th century Minnesota.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.