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.

Program: Archaeology on Flying Cloud Drive

Learn More07/15/2018

Adam Kaeding, PhD, RPA, will present the five-year, multi-phase archaeological investigation that has been underway along CSAH 61/Flying Cloud Drive in Eden Prairie and Chanhassen.

Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.

Special Event: Thakápsičapi Unškátapte - Traditional Lacrosse Games

Learn More08/04/2018

Play traditional Lacrosse using hand-made wooden sticks. Members of Twin Cities Native Lacrosse will teach basic skills, then lead in games. Learn some Dakota phrases used in the game.

Sponsored by Bloomington Parks and Recreation.

Program: The Context of the U.S. Dakota War

Learn More08/19/2018

Author and historian Colin Mustful convey the tragic and complicated events of the U.S.–Dakota War of 1862. He has published several writings about this crucial time in Minnesota’s past.

Sponsored by Bloomington Parks and Recreation.

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 people.


Produced by filmmaker Barbara Britain.



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