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“Caught Unaware,” the marker dedicated to Family and Friends of Dakota Victims on August 18, 2012. The monument is on the grounds of the Renville County Historical Society in Morton, MN. To read the wordage better, click on this PDF document: Caught Unaware.pdf

To all Renville County descendants and friends:

 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 23, 2014 when we will gather in Morton to honor our ancestors with events that will include dedication of the panels, a tour of historic sites in Renville County, a picnic in the park, a motorcade to Fort Ridgely, speakers, and more. There will be maps available that will show your family homestead locations, if known, and a new book on the aftermath of the settlers will also be available.

 

This event will honor all Renville County victims, and an email is being sent to those who we know are descendants, friends and supporters of keeping our settler stories alive.  Please join us and invite your families to gather together to recognize our brave ancestors.  Make it a family reunion weekend! 

 

The picnic will be catered so we will need a headcount. More information to follow.


 

Jan Klein, Co-Chair

Family and Friends of Dakota Uprising Victims

www.dakotavictims1862.com

612-385-6741

Jan Klein and Joyce Kloncz, Co-Chairs

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2014: Aftermath of the Anniversary

“Bravery and Tragedy,” the marker dedicated to Beaver Falls Township settlers on August 17, 2013. The monument is on the grounds of the Renville County Historical Society in Morton, MN. To read the wordage better, click on this PDF document: Beaver Falls Settlers.pdf

“Sacred Ground,” the marker dedicated to Flora Township settlers on August 17, 2013. The monument is on the grounds of the Renville County Historical Society in Morton, MN. To read the wordage better, click on this PDF document: Flora Settlers.pdf

Save the Date: Fillmore County Historical Society hosts the talk "Interesting Aspects of the Dakota Uprising," presented by historian and author Curtis Dahlin, an independent historian, Saturday April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM. Contact 507-268-4449 for more information. The talk will be held at the Fillmore County History Center, 202 County Road 8, Fountain, MN 55935.

Recovery in the Aftermath of the U.S./Dakota War of 1862: How the Settlers Picked up the Pieces of Their Lives -  A talk at the Pond Dakota Mission Park, 401 East 104th St, Bloomington,  Sunday, May 18, 2 PM. The terror of the 1862 Conflict felt by the settlers persisted long after the fighting stopped. Mary Bakeman will discuss how they made their choices, factors involved, successes and failures. 

 

Mary is an independent researcher and former editor of Minnesota's Heritage and the Minnesota Genealogical Journal. She has a long-time interest in the aftermath and recovery after the 1862 Conflict. House tours at 1:30 and 3:30 PM. Suggested donation $2; youth through high school and PDHS members are free.

 

The Pond Dakota website is www.bloomingtonMN.gov.  Enter pond dakota in the search box. To subscribe to their free quarterly newsletter, email ponddakota@gmail.com