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.
Rich Williams will explore how the Minnesota fur trade thrived for more than two centuries before the Ponds arrived. Learn about the region’s role in international big business.Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.
Historian Mary Bakeman will explore some of the decisions the U.S./Dakota War survivors faced in recovering their lives.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.