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.
Learn about the Treaty of Mendota of 1851, where how Gideon interpreted for Governor Ramsey and Luke Lea who acted as commissioners. Little Crow and many other Dakota chiefs were present.Sponsored by Bloomington Parks and Recreation.
Experience the mid-19th century lives of Native Americans, fur traders, and settlers at this living history event. Re-enactors demonstrate different lifestyles, historical crafts, and occupations. Tour the Gideon and Agnes Pond House.Sponsored by Bloomington Parks and Recreation.