An enduring presence and deep connection to the land.
Learn about Native communities in Minnesota, including stories of survival, resiliency, and adaptation.
Native Americans — Dakota, Ojibwe, as well as people from other tribal nations — have dwelled in this area for thousands of years and still live here today. This exhibit shares their stories, enduring presence, and deep connection to the land.
View historic and contemporary photographs, maps, and artifacts — and learn how Native people have retained cultural practices, teachings and values, and an essential connection to home.
View of the Dakota Homeland section
View of the Ojibwe Homeland section
Featured bandolier bags
Selected items on view
Explore a wide range of objects spanning time periods, traditions, and materials. The exhibit draws on the depth and breadth of MNHS collections and archives, as well as objects on loan, to present the history and contemporary stories of the region’s Indigenous peoples.