Traverse des Sioux

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Introduction

Traverse des Sioux is a centuries-old Minnesota River crossing and the site of the 1851 treaty between the Dakota and the U.S. government. Self-guided trails and the adjacent Treaty Site History Center interpret Dakota and fur trade history. The site is open from dawn until dusk. It is located on Highway 169 one mile north of St. Peter. Traverse des Sioux is managed by the Nicollet County Historical Society.

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Traverse des Sioux

Traverse des Sioux

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‘The Signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux’ painting by Frank B. Mayer

‘The Signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux’ painting by Frank B. Mayer

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