Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.


Date: Friday, May 8, 2020
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Sibley Historic Site, Dupuis House
Fees/RSVP: $20 per person ($15 for DCHS or MNHS members).

Enjoy an evening with your friends and the Dakota County Historical Society as you learn about Minnesota’s history of treaty making. This series offers fascinating stories of historic people, places, and events in a unique and intimate setting. Admission includes one free drink ticket and a cash bar for visitors that includes non-alcoholic beverages.

Martin Case will present the role of treaties in creating the US property system, and the myths that have been created about that system.

Martin Case researches political and economic networks that shaped US relationships with indigenous nations, and drove the expansion of the US across the continent. He was on the design team for Why Treaties Matter, a collaboration of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the Minnesota Humanities Center, and the Smithsonian Institute. His book -- The Relentless Business of Treaties: How Indigenous Land Became US Property – was published in 2019 by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

The site will open at 5:30 p.m. for a social gathering, with the presentation starting at 6:00 p.m. Light food and beverages will be available, including a cash bar.


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