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Bdote Field Trip - Dakota in the Twin Cities

May 20, 2017

Spend the day visiting local sites of significance to Dakota people and learning about them from Dakota perspectives. As you experience these places, you will challenge assumptions made about Dakota history and identity and gain a deeper understanding of the significance of places like Pilot Knob, Wakan Tipi, and Mounds Park to this land’s first people.

“The name of the state of Minnesota comes from the Dakota language. The Dakota language is written on the landscape of the Twin Cities, in place names from Mendota to Anoka. The language is a reflection of a deep connection to this place.” - Bdote Memory Map

"The [Bdote] Field Trip is truly something that should be experienced by everyone who lives here." - past participant.

Note: Indigenous people of this place (Turtle Island) have the longest relationship to the land. Because of the nature of this program and experience, the fee is waived for indigenous participants. Contact Eden Bart to register.

Cost: $90 - Open to the public.

Questions: Eden Bart, 651-_772-4261, eden[at]mnhum[dot]org

This event is funded in part with support from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information regarding this event:

Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Contact: Eden Bart Phone: (651) 772-4261 E-mail:
Turtle Island, northern part of Rolette County, North Dakota ND
United States
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