Chapter 6: The Land Changes Hands

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The Land Changes Hands

The United States was a young nation that was growing quickly and desired more land. During the mid-1800s, it acquired millions of acres of land from Minnesota’s Dakota and Ojibwe. Land changed hands through a series of written agreements called treaties. Learn how life was changing in dramatic ways for those connected to the land.

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Why Treaties Matter

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Historic Fort Snelling

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Field trip at Historic Fort Snelling
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A Place in Time

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Weather Graphic from A Place in Time
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Little Crow/Taoyateduta

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Little Crow/Taoyateduta
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Who Was George Bonga?

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Minnesota Conservation Volunteer Young Naturalists
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Seth Eastman: Depictions of Native American Life Primary Source Set

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Seth Eastman's Hunting Buffalo in Winter
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Tales of the Territory

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Historic Fort Snelling Educator Resources

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Historic Fort Snelling Educator Resources
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