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.
Author Dan Munson will look at how the U.S. / Dakota War of 1862 differed from the earlier clashes between the Native peoples and the European settlers. In addition to industrial development, artillery power, different treaties, and the Homestead Act, another precipitating factor was the precarious state of the U.S. government finances.Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.
Independent historian and author Lois Glewwe will present stories of the female missionaries and missionary wives of the Dakota Mission in Minnesota 1835-1862.Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.
Join us for a concert by musicians in period costume, on the Gideon and Agnes Pond House lawn. This is one of our most popular annual events!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.