Henderson in Sibley County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
A place of big plans and broken dreams...
Farm families, merchants, craftsmen, town developers and dreamers saw great opportunities in the valley. Some merchants and promoters, such as Brown, found success in the valley in supplying provisions and transportation for this westward movement. Others did not survive the rigors of pioneer life. Many returned on to Colorado, Oregon and California.
As settlers' farms displaced the traditional hunting grounds of the Dakota, some Dakota people accepted the immigrants' religions and farming practices. Following the 1862 U.S.–Dakota War, the Dakota people experienced the loss of both traditional and newly adopted lifestyles as they were forced onto reservations further west. Immigrants and Dakota alike lost much because of this six week war.
The Minnesota River Valley... Find out how these and other stories of hope and despair played out in the Minnesota River Valley in the second floor exhibit area.
Location. 44° 31.717′ N, 93° 54.524′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is located northeast of the Henderson City Hall / Community Building, the former 1879 Sibley County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Main Street, Henderson MN 56044, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center (here, next to this marker); Meet Joseph R. Brown (here, next to this marker); John Other Day (within shouting distance of this marker); August F. Poehler House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Jude's Episcopal Church Congregation (about 500 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); The U.S.–Dakota War of 1862 (approx. ¼ mile away); Exiled from Their Homeland (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
More about this marker. caption: Ansicht von New Ulm, MN, 1850. Minn. Historical Society
Also see . . .
1. The Prehistoric Indians of Minnesota. (Submitted on March 4, 2014.)
2. History of Minnesota Indians. (Submitted on March 4, 2014.)
3. Ansicht von New Ulm, Minnesota, 1860. (Submitted on March 4, 2014.)
4. Joseph R. Brown Heritage Society. Minnesota River Center. (Submitted on March 4, 2014.)
Additional keywords. Joseph R. Brown
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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