Ojibwe moccasin game drum, 1850-1900. When Anglo-Europeans arrived in the Great Lakes region, they found native people organized into seasonal villages with communal activities, including games and dances.
Tanned deer hide made by Ojibwe Indians, date unknown.
Photograph of Ojibwe women gathering wild rice. Photographed by Charles A. Zimmerman c.1885.
Olaf Christiansen was the festival's director from 1943-1968 and was the son of F. Melius Christiansen.
Lower section of the electric light mast at Bridge Square, Minneapolis, c.1883.
Old Main in winter, Mankato State Teachers College, 1929.
Old Main and students from Mankato Normal School, 1874.
Old Savage Building Tower, 1941. Lithographer: Alexander Oja.
Oliver H. Kelley, c.1875.
Oliver H. Kelley, c.1900.
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