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  • Why Treaties Matter

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

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  • Why Treaties Matter Exhibit

    September 22-October 10, 2014

    Livingston Lord Library | Second Floor
    Library Hours

    Exhibit Focuses on Native Nations in Minnesota and the History of Treaty Making

    “Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations” is a new traveling exhibition that will explore the Native nations in Minnesota and their history of treaty making with the United States. The exhibition will include 20 free standing banners with evocative text, historical and contemporary photographs and maps, and a 10-minute video titled, “A Day in the Life of the Minnesota Tribal Nations.”

    This exhibit reveals how Dakota and Ojibwe treaties with the U.S. government affected the lands and lifeways of the Indigenous peoples of the place we now call Minnesota, and explains why these binding agreements between nations still matter today.