2018 U.S.-Dakota War Commemoration

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2018 U.S.-Dakota War Commemoration

The 2018 U.S.-Dakota Commemoration is a week dedicated to remembering the War fought in and around New Ulm between the settlers of the area and the Dakota Nation. It is sponsored by the Brown County Historical Society, Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society, and the New Ulm Public Library. The events this year will be led by Dr. Robert W. Galler, Author Dan Munson, local historian Mary Bakeman, and Terry Sveine, a descendant of original settlers of New Ulm, and many other volunteers. The events are held from Wednesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 26. HEre is a full list of events.

Wednesday, August 22

  • 6:30 p.m. – Robert W. Galler: Crow Creek Tribal Schools. New Ulm Public Library (17  N Broadway, New Ulm).

Thursday, August 23

  • 12p.m. – Dan Munson: A Financial Outlook on the Dakota War. BCHS Annex (2 N Broadway, New Ulm).
  • 3:30 p.m. – Tipi Life presented by the Lower Sioux Agency. Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society Depot Museum (100 Oak St. NW, Sleepy Eye).
  • 6:30 p.m. – Dakota Travois presented by the Lower Sioux Agency. New Ulm Public Library.

Friday, August 24

  • 12 p.m. – Mary Bakeman: After Wood Lake BCHS Annex.

Saturday, August 25

  • 10:30 a.m. – Katie Gropper walking tour of downtown New Ulm followed by children’s crafts at BCHS. Leaves from BCHS. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 1 p.m. – Adult walking tour of Downtown New Ulm: Dakota War sites. Led by Terry Sveine. Leaves from BCHS.

Sunday, August 26

  • 2 p.m. – Guided tours of the Pioneer Section of the New Ulm City Cemetery. Meet at the cemetery maintenance building (Cemetery Ave, New Ulm).