Why Treaties Matter Exhibit July 4-31, 2012

Why Treaties Matter Exhibit July 4-31, 2012

July 9th, 2012

Mark your calendar for a very interesting exhibit coming to Morton, MN July 4-31, 2012.

Why Treaties Matter Exhibit ~ Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations will be hosted by the Minnesota Valley History Learning Center & the Dakota Wicohan.

The exhibit is presented by the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the Minnesota Humanities Center and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C.  These 3 entities partnered in 2010 to create the exhibit you will see this July here in Morton, MN.

This is a traveling exhibit that explains the relationship between the Indian Nations and the US Government.  It explores the 20 most significant treaties between Dakota & Ojibwe with the US Government.  Explaining how these treaties affect the lands and the life ways of the Indigenous peoples of Minnesota, and explains why these binding agreements between Native Nations still matter today.

You will learn through a video presentation and banners that feature images of the people of this place.

Location: Dakota Wicohan building located behind the old Morton School at 280 N. Centennial Dr., Morton, MN 56270 (Link to Map)

Dates & Times:  July 4 – 31, 2012

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

To find out more about Minnesota Valley History Learning Center click here.

Traveling Exhibit Host Sites
(All Site are in Minnesota)

2012
July 1-31 Minnesota Valley History Center & Dakota Wicohan, Morton
July 16-Aug 15 Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Aug 13-Sept 10 Bois Forte Heritage Center, Tower
Aug 23-Sept 22 Ramsey County Historical Society, St. Paul
Oct 1-31 Winona County Historical Society, Winona
Oct 15-Nov 12 Eden Prairie Schools, Eden Prairie
Nov 8-Dec 15 Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet

The Minnesota Humanities Center is committed to helping people tell their story through video interviews. Watch Minnesota tribal community members speak about American Indian treaties, their history, and how they still affect people’s lives today.   Click Here to visit the MN Humanities Center Indian Treaties Home Page.

Making plans for the rest of the summer?
Visit the links below for all
of the events for 2012 with in the Tatanka Bluffs Corridor.

Dakota Wicohan
Indian Affairs Council – State of MN
Minnesota Humanities Center

 Minnesota Valley History Learning Center play this video to learn more about the river, the rock and Morton’s MN Valley History Learning Center!

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