We're on a Mission...

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.

Presentation: Minnesota’s 1863 Frontier Outposts

Learn More10/16/2016

Thomas Shaw will talk about his new research on Minnesota outposts that intercepted Dakota war parties after the U.S./Dakota War. His research is based on letters sent home from the men stationed along the frontier.

Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.

Presentation: The Forgotten Faribault

Learn More11/20/2016

Fur trade expert Richard Williams will tell the story of Oliver Faribault and provide a glimpse into the real world of early 19th century Minnesota.

Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.

Prairie Profiles: The Pond House Video

the pond house videoSee 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.



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