Traverse des Sioux treaty marker.

Traverse des Sioux treaty marker.

A stone marking the site of the treaty, c.1950.

Camp at Traverse des Sioux

Camp at Traverse des Sioux

A drawing of the camp at the treaty negotiation site by Frank B. Mayer, 1851.

Color image of a painting of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux, c.1905. Oil painting by Francis Davis Millet.

Painting of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux

Painting of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux, c.1905. Oil painting by Francis Davis Millet.

Treaty of Traverse des Sioux

Treaty of Traverse des Sioux

Painting by Frank B. Mayer, a witness to the negotiations and signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux. Painted in 1885.

Treaty of Traverse des Sioux

The Treaty of Traverse des Sioux of 1851 is an agreement between the Sisseton and Wahpeton bands of Dakota and the U.S. government. It transferred ownership of much of southern and western Minnesota from the Dakota to the United States. The treaty is significant in Minnesota's history because, along with the Treaty of Mendota signed that same year, it opened twenty-four million acres of land to immigration. For the Dakota, these treaties marked another step in the process that saw them increasingly marginalized in and dismissed from land that was their home.

Chinese Bazaar at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis.

Chinese Bazaar at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis.

Chinese Bazaar at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, c.1935. Chinese Minnesotans like Woo Yee Sing and his wife Liang May Seen were prominently involved with Westminster's Chinese outreach programs.

Yee Sing Woo standing in front of Yee Sing Laundry, 1319 Nicollet, Minneapolis

Yee Sing Woo standing in front of Yee Sing Laundry, 1319 Nicollet, Minneapolis

Yee Sing Woo, husband of Liang May Seen, standing in front of Yee Sing Laundry, 1319 Nicollet, Minneapolis, c.1895.

Mr. and Mrs. Yee Sing Woo. Wedding portrait.

Mr. and Mrs. Yee Sing Woo. Wedding portrait.

Mr. and Mrs. Yee Sing Woo. Wedding portrait. Photograph by George M. Dempsie, c.1893.

Mr. and Mrs. Yee Sing Woo while on their honeymoon at the Columbia Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. and Mrs. Yee Sing Woo while on their honeymoon at the Columbia Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.

r. and Mrs. Yee Sing Woo while on their honeymoon at the Columbia Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. 1893.

Liang May Seen Woo with her son Howard.

Liang May Seen Woo with her son Howard.

Liang May Seen Woo with her son Howard. Photograph by George M. Dempsie, c.1910.

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