Little Crow

Little Crow

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

Mendota from Fort Snelling

Mendota from Fort Snelling

View of Mendota c. 1848, where treaty negotiations began on July 29, 1851.

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.

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

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

Daniel Greysolon Sieur Dulhut at the Head of the Lakes - 1679 (Created circa 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.

Carver, Jonathan (1710–1780)

Jonathan Carver was an explorer, mapmaker, author, and subject of controversy. He was among the first white men to explore and map areas of Minnesota, and including what later became Carver County. While French explorers had been in the area earlier, they did not leave behind detailed maps or journals of their travels as Carver did.

Aerial View, Chaska

Aerial View, Chaska

Aerial View of Chaska, 1988

Aerial View, Waconia

Aerial View, Waconia

Aerial View of Waconia, 1981

Aerial View, Chanhassen

Aerial View, Chanhassen

Aerial View of Chanhassen, 1981

Aerial view, Carver

Aerial view, Carver

Aerial View of Carver, 1969

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