Multimedia Resources List

Title Image Description Type
Dakota Encampment A painting of a Dakota encampment on the Upper Mississippi, by F. Jackson in 1857.  Image
A Yankton Village A scene at a Yankton Dakota village in Dakota Territory by Martin's Gallery in about 1865.  Image
Santee Man A Dakota man in about 1870. Image
Sioux Women Santee Dakota women about 1870.  When looking at photography of American Indian and other indigenous peoples, it is important to remember that Euro-Americans often set out in the early era of... Image
The Dakota Friend A Dakota language newspaper created by missionary Gideon Pond.  Document
Indian Land for Sale This advertisement from the U.S. Department of the Interior was made in 1911. The man pictured, Not Afraid Of Pawnee, is Yankton Dakota. Document
The Allottment Act (Dawes Act) Toward the end of the nineteenth century, the federal government changed is policy, basing it on forced assimilation instead of concentration and isolation onto reservations. This was due to a... Document
Treaty Page 1 Examine the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux page by page.  Document
Choice Lands With the development of the railroad as a tool for easier travel, advertisements like this enticed settlers to buy land and settle in Minnesota.  Document
St. Paul in 1857, From roof of Court House. View of the city of St. Paul in 1857 These photographs by Benjamin Franklin Upton, are a view of the city of St. Paul in 1857. Upton stood on top of the courthouse and took a panorama of nine photos. Alexander Ramsey arrived in 1849 to... Image
Steamboats in St. Paul, 1859 In 1847, steamboats started making regular stops at the village of St. Paul. Immigrants took trains from the East coast to towns on the Missisippi River and then boarded steamboats on their way to... Image
Colt 1849 Pocket Model revolver This Colt 1849 Pocket Model 0.31 caliber revolver was used by John W. Jones, who served as ordnance sergeant at Fort Ridgely in 1862. Image
Field Glasses These field glasses belonged to John W. Jones, who served as ordnance sergeant at Fort Ridgely in 1862. Image
Carte de la Nouvelle France This map was created by Father Louis Hennepin on his journeys in New France, 1683. Image
1858 Treaty Delegation Group A month after Minnesota became the 32nd state in the union, a group of Dakota leaders were summoned to Washington, DC, where they were detained until they signed another treaty relinquishing all... Image
Camp at Traverse des Sioux This drawing was done by Frank Mayer in July, 1851. Mayer camped with the government delegation of treaty negotiators at Traverse des Sioux. He described the camp in his diary: Our camp consisting... Image
Wowinape's Trial This document provides a transcript of the trial of Wowinape (Wówinaphe), son of the Dakota chief Little Crow. Wowinape was tried for his alleged participation in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. The... Document
Minnesota Constitution From Minnesota's Constitutions. Minnesota Historical Society.  The United States Congress passed an enabling act on February 26, 1857, that permitted the voters of Minnesota Territory to decide if... Document
Minnesota Counties, 1850 Map of the organized counties of Minnesota in 1850 by Thomas Cowperthwait & Company. Zoom in on the map.    The U.S. government created territories to impose order on vast areas of "unorganized... Image
Minnesota Territory, 1857 A map of Minnesota Territory in 1857, by J.H. Young.  The Constitution of the State of Minnesota was signed in 1857. On May 11th, 1858, Minnesota was admitted into the Union as the 32nd state. ... Image
Minnesota Territory, 1852 This map was made in 1852 by J.H. Young.  Image
Taliaferro's Drawing of Fort Snelling Lawrence Taliaferro's drawing of the area around Fort Snelling in 1835 detailing different villages, lakes, trading stores, and the agency. To zoom in on the map, click here.  Image
The Northwest Ordinance The utmost good faith shall always be observed towards the Indians; their lands and property shall never be taken from them without their consent; and, in their property, rights, and liberty, they... Document
Trading Licenses This document lists eight people granted licenses to trade with Dakota and Ojibwe at the St. Peters Indian Agency in 1822. It lists the amount of credit granted to each trader and offers information... Document
Provencalle's Account This is a page from the ledger book of trader Louis Provencalle. Provencalle was an employee of the American Fur Company of New York and its successors, which set up trading stations throughout the... Document