Color image of a decorated Belgian Relief Flour sack, ca. 1914–1918.

Decorated Belgian Relief Flour sack

Decorated Belgian Relief Flour sack, ca. 1914–1918.

Black and white photograph showing the tents of D Company, First Minnesota Infantry, on guard duty at the Pillsbury mills, 1917.

Tents of D Company, First Minnesota Infantry, Pillsbury Mills

Tents of D Company, First Minnesota Infantry, on guard duty at the Pillsbury mills, 1917.

Minneapolis Flour-Milling Industry during World War I

The Minneapolis flour-milling industry peaked during World War I when twenty-five flour mills employing 2,000 to 2,500 workers played a leading role in the campaign to win the war with food. Minneapolis-produced flour helped to feed America, more than four million of its service personnel, and its allies.

Black and white photograph of corporals in military drill squad, 1918.

Corporals in military drill squad

Corporals in the Northwest School of Agriculture’s military drill squad. Top row, left to right: Corporals Isaacson, Nobben, Spokely, Saugen, Gibson, and Cawelti. Middle row: Bugler Mellum, Lieutenant Moses, Captain Bengston, Lieutenant Samuelson, and Sergeant Rubert. Bottom row: Guides Hallgren, Jones, and Lee; and Corporals Arneson and Warner, 1918.

Black and white photograph of Gabriel Renville in South Dakota, ca. 1890. Photograph by Steinhauer.

Gabriel Renville in South Dakota

Gabriel Renville in South Dakota, ca. 1890. Photograph by Steinhauer.

Black and white photograph of Gabriel Renville in Washington D.C., ca. 1880–1881.

Gabriel Renville in Washington, D.C.

Gabriel Renville in Washington, D.C., ca. 1880–1881. Retrieved from Ancestry.com.

Black and white photograph of Gabriel Renville at Carlisle School, 1879.

Gabriel Renville at Carlisle School

Gabriel Renville at Carlisle School, 1879. Retrieved from Ancestry.com.

Black and white photograph of Gabriel Renville in Washington, D.C., at about forty-two years old, 1867.

Gabriel Renville in Washington, D.C.

Gabriel Renville in Washington, D.C., at about forty-two years old, 1867.

Black and white photograph of Gabriel Renville, ca. 1880–1881.

Gabriel Renville

Gabriel Renville, ca. 1880–1881.

Renville, Gabriel (1825–1892)

Gabriel Renville was a fur trader, a farmer, and the leader of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota from 1867 until 1892. Related by blood to multiple Dakota bands and mixed-ancestry families, he opposed Ta Oyate Duta (His Red Nation, also known as Little Crow) and other Dakota who fought against whites in the U.S.–Dakota War of 1862. His choice angered some of his relatives, who saw him as serving the interests of whites. After the war, he was one of many who worked to reacquire land for the Sisseton-Wahpeton people.

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