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.

Program: Writing and Publishing Books in the Dakota Language 1680-1900

Learn More04/17/2016

Steve Misener will give a brief history of the translation and publishing portion of the mission work with the Dakota. See samples from his personal collection of nearly 100 volumes.

Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.

Program: Not Just White Men – The Early History of Shakopee

Learn More05/15/2016

David R. Schleper will discuss people who impacted Minnesota Valley area history, including women, people of color, the Chief Shakopee dynasty, Samuel Pond and the Dakota Mission, and Oliver Faribault and the fur trade.

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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