1858 Treaties – Land

1858 Treaties – Land
© July 2, 2014, John LaBatte

 In 1858, there were two Dakota reservations on the upper Minnesota River. The Mdewakanton and Wahpekute bands were assigned to the lower reservation. The Sisseton and Wahpeton bands were assigned to the upper reservation. Each reservation was divided in half by the Minnesota River. In 1858, these Dakota bands signed 2 treaties with the U.S.: The Mdewakanton and Wahpekute signed one treaty. The Sisseton and Wahpeton signed another treaty. They were paid a second time for their reservation lands on the north side of the Minnesota River. This essay discusses the title held by these bands to this land, how many acres were involved, how much was paid per acre and the title held by these bands to their remaining reservations.  Continue reading

1851 Treaties – Land

1851 Treaties – Land
© July 11, 2014, John LaBatte

In 1851, leaders of the Sisseton, Wahpeton, Mdewakanton and Wahpekute bands of the Dakota Nation signed treaties with the U.S. They sold their right to occupy a large part of Minnesota and parts of present-day South Dakota and Iowa. They agreed to move to reservations along the upper Minnesota River where their people would learn to live as the whites. This essay discusses the title held by these bands to this land, how many acres were ceded, how much was paid per acre and the title held by these bands to their new reservations.  Continue reading

Review – Milford Reservation Line Sign

Brown County Historical Society
Location: North side of Brown CR 29 just west of Milford Monument
Revisited on June 10, 2014

 Items of Interest

Based on new research, the previous review of this sign has been deleted and this sign is being revisited.

This sign was written and erected by the Brown County Historical Society and funded by private individuals.

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