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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Churchill, Minnesota

 
Clickable Map of Chippewa County, Minnesota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Chippewa County, MN (12) Kandiyohi County, MN (50) Lac qui Parle County, MN (7) Renville County, MN (44) Swift County, MN (2) Yellow Medicine County, MN (20)  ChippewaCounty(12) Chippewa County (12)  KandiyohiCounty(50) Kandiyohi County (50)  LacquiParleCounty(7) Lac qui Parle County (7)  RenvilleCounty(44) Renville County (44)  SwiftCounty(2) Swift County (2)  YellowMedicineCounty(20) Yellow Medicine County (20)
Montevideo is the county seat for Chippewa County
Churchill is in Chippewa County
      Chippewa County (12)  
ADJACENT TO CHIPPEWA COUNTY
      Kandiyohi County (50)  
      Lac qui Parle County (7)  
      Renville County (44)  
      Swift County (2)  
      Yellow Medicine County (20)  
 
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1Minnesota (Chippewa County), Churchill — Acculturation & Autonomy
"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
2Minnesota (Chippewa County), Churchill — Dakotas at Lac qui ParleLac qui Parle Mission
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
3Minnesota (Chippewa County), Churchill — Fort RenvilleLac qui Parle Mission
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
4Minnesota (Chippewa County), Churchill — Huggins CabinErected 1835
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
5Minnesota (Chippewa County), Churchill — Lac qui Parle Mission
“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
6Minnesota (Chippewa County), Churchill — Lac qui Parle Mission & Fort Renville
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
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7Minnesota (Chippewa County), Churchill — Missionaries at Lac qui ParleLac qui Parle Mission
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
8Minnesota (Chippewa County), Churchill — Riggs & Pettijohn CabinsErected 1848
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
9Minnesota (Chippewa County), Churchill — The ABCFMLac qui Parle Mission
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
10Minnesota (Chippewa County), Churchill — The Dakota
The Dakota Dakota "These are territories that we hold from no one but the Master of Life who gave them to us." - Dakota chief to French Diplomat Joseph Marin, 1754 people were created in Mni Sota Makoçe. Minnesota has always been . . . Map (db m176408) HM
11Minnesota (Chippewa County), Churchill — Williamson CabinErected 1836
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
 
 
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Oct. 5, 2022