Tag Archives: Dakota Conflict

I is for Indian War of 1862

Pope County Museum A-Z is a continuing feature of our blog. Each week, I will highlight an item or items from our Museum collection. Next week is the 150th anniversary of the start of the Dakota War.  There were only … Continue reading

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Native Americans in Pope County

Prehistoric Periods From approximately 9000 – 5000 B.C., Paleo Indians lived in the area now known as Minnesota on the shores of the giant glacial Lake Agassi. Very little is known about these people, but burial sites have been found … Continue reading

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Collection find – “Indian trunk”

This chest was brought from Norway in 1859 by Gregor Halvorson. Halvorson was one of the first settlers in Pope County. He and his family settled in what is now Lake Johanna township in the spring of 1862. The Dakota … Continue reading

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