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A new mobile tour created by the Minnesota Historical Society offers intriguing stories and reflections about historic sites along the Minnesota River Valley. Call 888-601-3010 to enjoy the tour on the road, from home or any location.

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“The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862” opens at the Minnesota History Center June 30.

A new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center and other initiatives mark 150 years since the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.

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Starting in July, visitors to the Minnesota History Center will have the opportunity to examine evidence from the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Inside a new exhibit, visitors will find documents, images and artifacts from the Society’s collections.

Additional programs and observances related to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 will be added and communicated throughout the year.

These Minnesota Historical Society staff members are available to speak to the media about the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.

These resources can help you learn more about the precursors to and the aftermath of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. This list includes primary and secondary sources, websites, digitized items, Historic Sites, and recorded lectures.

The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 is a significant event in the history and development of the state of Minnesota and in the long and complex history of the Dakota people and the United States.

Major events of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, events leading to the war and events following the war.

At the Dakota Iyuhenapi Owanzida “We Gather Together as One” Dakota Nationwide Conference, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.

These are major historic sites associated with the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.