"Why Treaties Matter:

Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations”

Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato
Dec. 3, 2018–March 10, 2019

Cass Lake-Bena Public Schools, Cass Lake
Dec. 10, 2018–Jan. 21, 2019

“Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations” is a nationally recognized, award-winning, traveling exhibit made in partnership with the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

The exhibit explores relationships between Dakota and Ojibwe Indian Nations and the U.S. government in this place we now call Minnesota. Learn, through a video presentation and 20 banners featuring text and images, how treaties affected the lands and lifeways of the indigenous peoples of this place, and why these binding agreements between nations still matter today.

Contact

Jennifer Tonko
651-772-4264
jennifer@mnhum.org

Traveling Exhibit

Blue Earth County Historical Society
424 Warren Street
Mankato, MN 56001

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Cass Lake-Bena Public Schools
208 Central Avenue
Cass Lake, MN 56633

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Permanent Display

Minnesota State Capitol
3rd Floor, Rooms 316-317
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55155

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2018-2019 Tour Sites

Lower Sioux Agency
Morton
July 27–Sept. 2, 2018

Red Lake Nation College
Red Lake
Aug. 27-Oct. 14, 2018

Otter Tail County Historical Society
Fergus Falls
Oct. 15–Nov. 25, 2018

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis
Oct. 22-Nov. 30, 2018

Blue Earth County Historical Society
Mankato
Dec. 3, 2018–March 10, 2019

Cass Lake-Bena Public Schools
Cass Lake
Dec. 10, 2018-Jan. 21, 2019

Whitney Senior Center
St. Cloud
Jan. 28 – March 10, 2019

Century College
White Bear Lake
March 18 – April 28, 2019

East Side Freedom Library
St. Paul
March 18 – April 28, 2019

Park Rapids Area Schools
Park Rapids
May 6-June 16, 2019

"Why Treaties Matter" Virtual Exhibit

In this virtual exhibit, see for yourself how Dakota and Ojibwe treaties with the U.S. government affected the lands and lifeways of the Indigenous peoples of the place now called Minnesota and why these binding agreements between nations still matter today.

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