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The Treaty Story

The Treaty Story

Joseph Nicollet, Upper Mississippi, 1842
Joseph Nicollet, Upper Mississippi, 1842

Explorers from Europe charted the area on their maps. France, and later England and Spain, laid claim to the land. The lines on the map changed. But for the Indians who lived there, the land remained the same. They did not think of land as something to be owned.