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Watercolor on paper depicting Chief Wabasha’s village on the Mississippi River. Painted c.1845 by Seth Eastman.
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.
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.
John Beargrease and his family, c.1895. Image courtesy the Cook County Historical Society.
John Beargrease, undated. Image courtesy of the Cook County Historical Society.
Charles Bender baseball card printed by the American Tobacco Company, 1911.
Charles Bender wearing Philadelphia Athletics uniform, c.1910. Original press photograph from the George Grantham Bain Collection.
Charles Bender at he beginning of his career, 1903.
Charles Bender during the prime of his baseball career, 1911. Photograph by Paul Thompson.
Ojibwe bandolier bag made c.1900.
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