In the 1840s, Germans and Norwegians began arriving in the lands of the Dakota and Ojibwe people. The newcomers established farms and towns on the same places these American Indian nations had called home for generations, and two different ways of life took root, side-by-side, for better and worse. How did these disparate peoples live together, while struggling to share a land all now called home? Join professors Kathleen Conzen and Betty Bergland for a discussion of the relationships—good and bad, but always complicated—between German immigrants, Norwegian immigrants and the Ojibwe and Dakota peoples of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.
Tues., Oct. 23, 2012 at 7 p.m., FREE.