Ojibwe family

Ojibwe family

Ojibwe family near present-day Brainerd, 1866. Forms part of Reserve Album 52, "Views of Northwest scenes: Views from Dakota Territory, Wisconsin, Fort Garry, Canada and Minnesota.
1866."

Fort Snelling, Pike Island, and Sibley Historic Site, ca. 1840

Fort Snelling, Pike Island, and Sibley Historic Site, ca. 1840

The intersection of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers (Bdote), including Fort Snelling and Pike Island (Wita Tanka). The Sibley Historic Site is in the center foreground. Oil-on-canvas painting by Edward Kirkbride Thomas, ca. 1840.

Interpreters at Snake River Fur Post

Interpreters at Snake River Fur Post

Voyageur interpreters at Snake River Fur Post (called North West Fur Post at the time), ca. 1975. Pictured are (left to right) a grandson of Gene Dunckley; Gene Dunckley (standing); and Pete Dunckley.

Snake River Fur Post

For a single trading season between the fall of 1804 and the spring of 1805, the Snake River Fur Post was an epicenter of the Upper Mississippi fur trade. The stockaded structure, supervised by veteran trader John Sayer, was a place where employees of the North West Fur Company came together with Ojibwe and Metis hunters and trappers. The Minnesota Historical Society rebuilt the post’s buildings and opened them as a historic site in 1970.

Dakota Elder Joe Williams Relates a Traditional Story, Nape

Dakota Elder Joe Williams (Sisseton Wahpeton) relates a traditional story, nape, or handprint, and its meaning to Native people. The Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site is arguably one of the most significant historic and cultural sites of its kind in the world. Its continued use over 9,000 years attests to its importance in traditional Indigenous cultures.

Bellanger, Pat (1943–2015)

Pat Bellanger was an Ojibwe activist and cofounder of the American Indian Movement (AIM) who spent over fifty years fighting for Indigenous rights on a national and local level. Though she often escaped the public eye, her work survives through her children and community, the attendees of survival schools, and the children protected by the Indian Child Welfare Act (1978).

Pat Bellanger with Vince Hill, Dr. Lydia Caros, and Dr. Carol Krush

Pat Bellanger with Vince Hill, Dr. Lydia Caros, and Dr. Carol Krush

Photograph by Clara NiiSka published in the Ojibwe News (page 5) on August 16, 2002. Original caption: “Pediatrician Dr. Lydia Caros and family practitioner Dr. Lori Banazak, two of the physicians starting the Native American Community Clinic at 1213 E. Franklin Avenue in the Phillips neighborhood in south Minneapolis, stand in front of their clinic-in-progress with founding members of the board of directors of the Indian Health Board Vince Hill and Pat Bellanger.” Bellanger stands at the far right.

IITC at the United Nations

IITC at the United Nations

Members of the International Indian Treaty Council (Sherry Means, Ted Means, Marcy Gilbert, Joe Lafferty, Pat Bellanger, and Bill Wahpepah) stand in front of the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, during their visit to the United Nations, September 1977. The United Nations hosted the International NGO Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations in the Americas between September 20 and 23. Photograph by Dick Bancroft; used with the permission of the estate of Dick Bancroft.

IITC at the United Nations

IITC at the United Nations

The members of the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) gather for a group photograph in Geneva, Switzerland, during their visit to the United Nations, September 1977. The United Nations hosted the International NGO Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations in the Americas between September 20 and 23. Pat Bellanger stands in the third row from the front, left of center, wearing a red shirt. Clyde Bellecourt kneels in the row in front of her, also in a red shirt, to her left. Photograph by Dick Bancroft; used with the permission of the estate of Dick Bancroft.

Pat Bellanger

Pat Bellanger

Pat Bellanger, ca. 1977. Photograph by Dick Bancroft; used with the permission of the estate of Dick Bancroft.

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