Our Home: Native Minnesota

Our Home: Native Minnesota opening December 7.
Our home Native Minnesota opening december 7

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 in 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.

Quilt with multi-colored star pattern.

Exhibit opens December 7, 2019

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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.

Upcoming Event

"Our Home: Native Minnesota" Exhibit Opening December 7.

"Our Home: Native Minnesota" Exhibit Opening

Minnesota History Center
Sat., Dec 7, 2019, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Visit the Minnesota History Center for a Saturday of activities to open the new exhibit Our Home: Native Minnesota. Visitors can enjoy acoustic music with Mitch Walking Elk, hoop dance performances by the Sampson Brothers, demonstrations of birch-bark biting artwork with Denise Lajimodiere, and traditional games like kansu kutepi (dice game), tasiha (ring and pin) and cankawacipi (spinning tops) with Jeremy Red Eagle.