The Sybil Carter Indian Lace Association

When Sybil Carter started her first lace-making classes at the White Earth Reservation, she set the stage for a major economic enterprise. In 1904, friends of Carter organized the Sybil Carter Indian Lace Association to help ship and market lace made by women on reservations to East Coast consumers. The association provided a good source of income to American Indian women. However, the association also held negative views of American Indian women and excluded them from leadership roles.

Indian Land Cessions and Reservations to 1858

Indian Land Cessions and Reservations to 1858

Map of Indian Land Cessions and Reservations to 1858, including the lands ceded by the Dakota in 1851.

Little Crow's Village on the Mississippi

Little Crow's Village on the Mississippi

Little Crow's village c.1846–1848 on lands which were ceded to the United State by the Treaty of Mendota.

Wah-ba-sha Village on the Mississippi River 650 Miles above St. Louis

Wah-ba-sha Village on the Mississippi River 650 Miles above St. Louis

Wabasha's village c.1845 on lands which were ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Mendota.

Pilots Knob. Mouth of the St. Peters River

Pilots Knob. Mouth of the St. Peters River

Pilot Knob c.1846–1848, where the Treaty of Mendota was signed on August 5, 1851.

Little Crow

Little Crow

Dakota Chief Taoyateduta (Little Crow IV) sketched at Traverse des Sioux, Minnesota Territory in 1851 by artist Frank Blackwell Mayer

Mendota from Fort Snelling

Mendota from Fort Snelling

Oil-on-canvas painting by Seth Eastman depicting a view of Mendota from Fort Snelling, 1848.

Treaty of Mendota

The Treaty of Mendota was signed between the Mdewakanton and Wahpekute bands of the Dakota and the United States Government in 1851. By signing this treaty and the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux the same year, the Dakota transferred ownership of their lands to the United States. The Treaties of 1851 opened millions of acres to white settlement. For the Dakota, the treaties represented a step towards the loss of their homeland, and the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.

Painting depicting Daniel Greysolon Sieur Dulhut at the Head of the Lakes in 1679.

"Daniel Greysolon Sieur Dulhut at the Head of the Lakes - 1679"

"Daniel Greysolon Sieur Dulhut at the Head of the Lakes - 1679." Painted by artist Francis Lee Jaques, c.1922.

Greysolon, Daniel, Sieur du Lhut (c.1639–1710)

Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, was born in Lyons, France around 1639. Greysolon was a nobleman, and quickly rose to prominence in the French royal court. He traveled to New France (Quebec, Canada) in 1674 at the age of thirty-eight to command the French marines in Montreal.

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