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Buffalo robe painted with human figures, horses, and buffalo. Made by Dakota people during the late nineteenth century.
Buffalo robe painted with human figures, horses, and buffalo. Made by Dakota during the late nineteenth century.
Captured Dakota in a fenced enclosure on the Minnesota River below Fort Snelling, c.1863. Photograph by Benjamin Franklin Upton.
Dakota bag featuring beadwork and quillwork created no earlier than 1856.
Dakota woman’s hide and wool dress, c.1850s.
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.
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.
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