A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history.
Munsingwear advertising painting, 1914.
Little Crow's village c.1846–1848 on lands which were ceded to the United State by the Treaty of Mendota.
Wabasha's village c.1845 on lands which were ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Mendota.
Pilot Knob c.1846–1848, where the Treaty of Mendota was signed on August 5, 1851.
Dakota Chief Taoyateduta (Little Crow IV) sketched at Traverse des Sioux, Minnesota Territory in 1851 by artist Frank Blackwell Mayer
Oil-on-canvas painting depicting a view of Mendota from Fort Snelling, 1848. Painting by Seth Eastman.
"Daniel Greysolon Sieur Dulhut at the Head of the Lakes - 1679." Painted by artist Francis Lee Jaques, c.1922.
St. Olaf alum and current festival director, Anton Armstrong.
Kenneth Jennings served as the festival director from 1968-1990.
Olaf Christiansen was the festival's director from 1943–1968 and was the son of F. Melius Christiansen.
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