07feb2:00 pmDakota Perspectives of American History and Impacting Cultural Identity Today

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Dakota Perspectives of American History and Impacting Cultural Identity Today

Lecture by Tamara St. John, Archivist for The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Archives

February 7, 2016 2 pm | Lecture free with Museum admission

The Dakota people have a rich history and culture, and it is important for them to tell their own stories and share their own perspectives of American History. The presentation will include the history of the Dakota, whose homelands for many years extended far east and north into what is now Canada. St. John will detail impacts of legislation such as the Removal Act of 1863 and how the Dakota came to live on the various reservations as they do now.

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County (HCSCC) collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history and culture of Clay County, Minnesota. HCSCC also provides interpretation of the Hjemkomst Viking Ship, Hopperstad Stave Church Replica, and hosts traveling exhibits in 7,000 sq feet of temporary exhibition space. HCSCC is a community resource for residents of and visitors to the Fargo-Moorhead metro area, serving on average 30,000 visitors annually from all over the world.


Museum Hours:

Sunday Noon to 5 pm

Monday through Saturday 9 am – 5 pm

Tuesdays open until 8 pm


Adults $10

Seniors and College Students $9

Youth (5 – 17) $8

Children (4 & under) Free

HCSCC Members Free


 The Hjemkomst Center at 202 First Avenue North in Moorhead.

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