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 Mary Elise Antoine will speak about the War of 1812 with a focus on Dakota-British relations, marital connections with Prairie du Chien residents, and Dakota participation in the conflict.Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.
Minnesota historian and author Gary Brueggemann will give a special pictorial presentation about the Leavenworth Expedition.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.