Why Treaties Matter

Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations

September 19 through October 13
Walter Library, 2nd Floor


Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations is a nationally recognized, award-winning, traveling exhibit made in partnership with the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

The exhibit explores relationships between Dakota and Ojibwe Indian Nations and the U.S. government in this place we now call Minnesota. Learn, through a video presentation and 20 banners featuring text and images, how treaties affected the lands and lifeways of the indigenous peoples of this place, and why these binding agreements between nations still matter today.

This exhibition is a collaboration of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the Minnesota Humanities Center and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, this project is funded in part with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 and The Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation.

Exhibit Details

What: Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations
When: Monday, September 19 through Friday, October 13, 2017
Where: Walter Library, 2nd Floor
Hours: Open during regular hours at Walter Library

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here