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Nov. 16-Dec. 6: Exhibit Exploring Relationships Between Dakota, Ojibwe Indian Nations and U.S. government

Exhibit is on display at Memorial Library.

2015-12-07
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 11-18-2015

Mankato, Minn. – A traveling exhibit titled “Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nation” opened Monday at Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Memorial Library and will be on display through Sunday, Dec. 6.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Minnesota State Mankato’s Memorial Library is located at 601 Maywood Avenue. Library hours are posted online at http://lib.mnsu.edu/hours/. A Minnesota State Mankato parking map is posted online.

According to the Minnesota Humanities Center website, the exhibit is a nationally recognized, award-winning traveling exhibit made in partnership with the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

A summary on the Minnesota Humanities Center website says the traveling exhibit “explores relationships between Dakota and Ojibwe Indian Nations and the U.S. government in this place we now call Minnesota.”

It states that visitors to the exhibit are able to learn, through a video presentation and 20 banners featuring text and images, “how treaties affected the lands and lifeways of the indigenous peoples of this place, and why these binding agreements between nations still matter today.”

The tour is made possible by a partnership between the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities and the Minnesota Humanities Center. The exhibit is traveling to Minnesota State Colleges & Universities institutions from August 2015 to July 2016. A list of exhibit locations and dates is available at http://www.minnesotahumanities.org/treaties.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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