"What is old is not good.
What is new is good.
Think only on the new.
In that way, by degrees
you will be able to attain
something. That is the way.
Among other peoples beyond
ours, men consider that alone....
The Dakotas are getting . . . — — Map (db m176416) HM
Tokanne (Mary Little Crow Renville) (1789-1840) was born a Kaposia
Bdewakantuŋwan toward the end of the 18th century when tribes
throughout the Midwest were actively developing kinship alliances via
marriage into the Canadian fur trade . . . — — Map (db m176989) HM WM
Fort Renville, the
headquarters of the fur
trade in this area during
the 1820s and 1830s, was
located at the bottom
of this hill.
Joseph Renville, son of a
French trader and a Dakota
woman, began trading for furs at
Lac qui Parle . . . — — Map (db m176307) HM
The first cabin built at the Lac qui Parle mission was
completed near this site by Alexander Huggins and
Thomas S. Williamson in October of 1835 for the Huggins
family. Originally a one-room 16-foot-square structure
chinked with mud, it was . . . — — Map (db m176336) HM
“Considering how different all their thoughts are from ours and how unlike
to everything which they have ever seen or heard would be the whole way
of salvation, it is not to be expected that we could make them understand
or believe much of what . . . — — Map (db m176400) HM
Lac qui Parle Mission was
established in 1835. Here Christian
missionaries founded one of the
earliest churches and schools in
Minnesota. You can visit a replica
of the chapel built with the help
of Dakota people in 1841, and
you can see the . . . — — Map (db m176311) HM
Thomas S. Williamson (1800-1879) and Margaret Poage Williamson
(1804-1872), the founding couple of the ABCFM mission to the Dakotas. With their
young daughter, Elizabeth, they arrived at Lac qui Parle on July 9,1835 from Ripley,
Ohio, . . . — — Map (db m176978) HM
Stephen R. and Mary Riggs built a new home for their
family here in 1848. The one-story frame house contained
a living room, small kitchen and two bedrooms.
Mission farmers Jonas and Fanny Pettijohn built their
cabin nearby. Both cabins were . . . — — Map (db m176401) HM
And Jesus came and said to them,
“All authority in heaven and on
earth has been given to me.
Go therefore and make disciples
of all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father and of
the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to . . . — — Map (db m176633) HM
"These are territories that
we hold from no one but
the Master of Life who
gave them to us."
- Dakota chief to
Joseph Marin, 1754 people were created in Mni Sota Makoçe. Minnesota has always been . . . — — Map (db m176408) HM
Thomas S. and Margaret Williamson's 1½-story log
cabin was completed near this location in December, 1836.
One of the first two rooms also served as a church and
school until 1841. Missionaries Stephen and Mary Riggs
lived in one of the upstairs . . . — — Map (db m176310) HM
The Minnesota River Valley is a witness to time. Rocks formed 3.8 billion years ago — some of the oldest in the world — lie exposed on the valley floor. These grey, pink and red granite rocks are memorials to a fiery young earth when . . . — — Map (db m69039) HM