Black and white photograph of Gabriel Renville at Carlisle School, 1879.

Gabriel Renville at Carlisle School

Gabriel Renville at Carlisle School, 1879. Retrieved from Ancestry.com.

Black and white photograph of Gabriel Renville in Washington, D.C., at about forty-two years old, 1867.

Gabriel Renville in Washington, D.C.

Gabriel Renville in Washington, D.C., at about forty-two years old, 1867.

Black and white photograph of Gabriel Renville, ca. 1880–1881.

Gabriel Renville

Gabriel Renville, ca. 1880–1881.

Renville, Gabriel (1825–1892)

Gabriel Renville was a fur trader, a farmer, and the leader of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota from 1867 until 1892. Related by blood to multiple Dakota bands and mixed-ancestry families, he opposed Ta Oyate Duta (His Red Nation, also known as Little Crow) and other Dakota who fought against settler-colonists in the U.S.–Dakota War of 1862. His choice angered some of his relatives, who saw him as serving the interests of colonists. After the war, he was one of many who worked to reacquire land for the Sisseton-Wahpeton people.

Dakota woman and children

Dakota woman and children

Dakota woman and children, ca. 1920.

Drummers from the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe provide accompaniment for a dance performed for Vice President Walter Mondale.

Drum circle, Red Lake Band of Ojibwe

Drummers from the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe provide accompaniment for a dance performed for Vice President Walter Mondale. Photograph by Robert McNeely, July 24, 1978.

Fred Veilleux, Ojibwe composer and musician talking with Gary Fife in the sound studio of MIGIZI's "First Person Radio"

Fred Veilleux and Gary Fife

Fred Veilleux, Ojibwe composer and musician, talking with Gary Fife in the sound studio of MIGIZI's "First Person Radio" at 2300 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis. Photograph by Randy Croce, 1983.

Roberta and Victoria Joseph and Edna White Feather

Roberta and Victoria Joseph and Edna White Feather

Roberta and Victoria Joseph and Edna White Feather, Ojibwe, in traditional jingle dresses with a baby in a cradleboard, listening to and recording music at a powwow in the Minneapolis American Indian gym. Photograph by Randy Croce, December 1978.

Photograph of Marcie McIntire

Marcie McIntire

Marcie McIntire, Grand Portage Ojibwe, in her apartment in the Little Earth housing complex in Minneapolis. Photograph by Randy Croce, 1978.

Harvesting wild rice

Ojibwe harvesting wild rice. Photograph by Monroe P. Killy, 1939.

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