Multimedia Resources List

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Buffalo Hunt   An interpretation of Dakota on a buffalo hunt in Minnesota by Seth Eastman in 1846-48. Dakota used bows to hunt animals for food, clothing, and shelter. Communities often moved to chosen hunting... Image
Spearing Fish By Seth Eastman in 1846-48. Dakota spearing fish by Fort Snelling.  Image
Burial Site By Seth Eastman, 1846-48 A depiction of a Dakota burial site by Fort Snelling.  Image
Letter from Mary S. Clark to Temple Clark Mary Clark writes from Fort Snelling to her brother,Temple Clark, in Green Lake, Wisconsin. She offers news of the fort, family, friends and social events. She mentions Henry Wilson's expedition to... Document
Bounty Check The bounty check for $500 dollars from the state of Minnesota to Nathan Lamson for killing Little Crow.   In September, 1862, Little Crow and his small band of followers fled to Canada. In June of... Image
1851 Treaty1 Treaty Page 1 Document
Map of Fort Snelling   Lawrence Taliaferro was an Indian Agent at Fort Snelling.  This map sketch by Taliaferro is an early document of many cultural and natural features of the Minneapolis area.   Image
Bishop Whipple in the Camp Bishop Whipple visited the Dakota prisoners at Fort Snelling and worked to convert them to Christianity. Photographer: Benjamin Franklin Upton, 1863  Image
Dakota Boy at Fort Snelling A Dakota boy at the Fort Snelling prison compound in 1863.   Image
Crowd Attack Crowds attacked Dakota prisoners on their way to Mankato and Fort Snelling. Tales of bricks and rocks being used as weapons, boiling water poured on women and children, and loss of life are a result... Image
Apistoka   Apistoka, at Fort Snelling prison camp, 1862-63 Photographer: Benjamin Franklin Upton  Image
Tepees of Sioux Indians below Fort Snelling Whitney's Gallery took a photo of the tipis below Fort Snelling in 1862-63.   Image
HanyetuWaste Han-ye-tu was-te, wife of Joe Wabasha, at the Fort Snelling prison compound, 1862-63 Photographer: Whitney's Gallery  Image
Scene in Prison A scene in the prison where Dakota awaited the U.S. government's decision. Source: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, January 31, 1863, page 300. Image
Lincoln's Execution List   On November 8, after completing harried trials of Dakota prisoners taken after their surrender at Camp Release, Henry Sibley presented the list of 303 condemned Dakota men to the US government... Document
Lincoln's Response to Whipple In March, 1862 Bishop Whipple wrote a letter to President Lincoln wherein he summarized the iniquities of the Indian system and insisted on importance of placing the Indians under an honest... Document
Lousiana Purchase The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition by the United States of America in 1803 of 828,000 square miles of France's claim to the territory of Louisiana. The U.S. paid $11,250,000 plus... Document
1858 Treaty Delegation A treaty delegation to Washington D.C. in 1558. The people in this photograph are: Akepa Other Day, John Crawford, Charles R. Hahutanai Maza kutemani Ma-za-sha Mazzomanee Ojupi Upiyahideyaw... Image
Belgian double-barreled percussion shotgun. The shotgun was reportedly used by John Other Day during the 1862 U.S. - Dakota War while escorting white settlers from the Yellow Medicine Agency to Hutchinson, Minnesota. The gun has a straight... Image
Letter from Stephen R. Riggs to Martha Riggs about Internment In this letter dated October 27, 1862, missionary Stephen Riggs writes to his daughter Martha in the aftermath of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, describing the conditions of the Dakota internment camp... Document
Letter from Stephen R. Riggs to Martha Riggs In this letter dated November 4, 1862, missionary Stephen Riggs writes to his daughter Martha in the aftermath of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. He describes recent events at Camp Sibley, mentioning... Document
Settler Arrival A photograph of settlers arriving in Redwood Falls, Minnesota in 1869.  Image
Sod House Photographs of sod houses (or dugouts) in Dakota Territory in about 1885. Settlers often lived in houses like this on the prairie until they could make log houses. Listen to what life might have... Image
Actual Settlers A handbill advertising land for potential Minnesota homesteaders.  Document
St. Paul, 1867 A view of Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1857, by A. Ruger. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.  Image