31jan2:00 pmLecture: Who’s Making History Now? Rethinking the Dakota War in Dakota Territory

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Lecture: Who’s Making History Now? Rethinking the Dakota War in Dakota Territory

Dr. Tom Isern, Professor of History & University Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Heritage Renewal at NDSU

January 31, 2016 at 2 pm | Lecture free with Museum admission; free to HCS members

This program looks at the effects of Manifest Destiny in our region through the Dakota War in Dakota Territory, which marshaled the largest armies ever to march upon the Great Plains of North America. The Battle of Killdeer Mountain, 1864, was the Gettysburg of the Plains.  Yet historians have obscured the significance of this genesis story of the Dakota Territory, failing to get the basic story right.

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

Location:                    The Hjemkomst Center at 202 First Avenue North in Moorhead.

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