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.
Curtis Dahlin has studied the U.S. Dakota War for 15 years. He will share highlights of his research into the Dakota scouts, the subject of the most recent of his 16 books.Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.
Minnesota family history researcher Mary Bakeman will explore the records set aside by the 1830 Treaty of Prairie du Chien, looking at the background, scrip vs. patents, and more.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.
Produced by filmmaker Barbara Britain.