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Dakota woman’s hide and wool dress, c.1850s.

Dakota woman's dress

Dakota woman’s hide and wool dress, c.1850s.

Watercolor on paper of a Dakota dwelling. Painted between 1846 and 1848 by Seth Eastman.

Dakota dwelling

Watercolor on paper of a Dakota dwelling. Painted between 1846 and 1848 by Seth Eastman.

Watercolor on paper depicting Chief Wabasha’s village on the Mississippi River. Painted c.1845 by Seth Eastman.

Wabasha's village c.1845

Watercolor on paper depicting Chief Wabasha’s village on the Mississippi River. Painted c.1845 by Seth Eastman.

How the Dakota Have Shaped the State

The Land, Water, and Language of Minnesota’s First People

Expert Essay: Teresa Peterson (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota) and Walter LaBatte Jr. (also Sisseton-Wahpeton) examine the experiences of Dakota people in Mni Sota Makoce, their spiritual homeland.

Overview of Goodhue County History

In March 1853 Goodhue County was created by Minnesota's territorial legislature. It was formed from the original Wabasha County, which lay between the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.

Black and white photograph of Beargrease family.

Beargrease family, c.1895

John Beargrease and his family, c.1895. Image courtesy the Cook County Historical Society.

Black and white photograph of John Beargrease.

John Beargrease

John Beargrease, undated. Image courtesy of the Cook County Historical Society.

Color image of Charles Bender baseball card, 1911.

Charles Bender, 1911.

Charles Bender baseball card printed by the American Tobacco Company, 1911.

Black and white photograph of Charles Bender, c.1910.

Charles Bender, c.1910

Charles Bender wearing Philadelphia Athletics uniform, c.1910. Original press photograph from the George Grantham Bain Collection.

Black and white photograph of Charles Bender, 1903.

Charles Bender, 1903

Charles Bender at he beginning of his career, 1903.

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