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 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

Free admission on opening day!

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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 events

"Our Home Native Minnesota" Member Exhibit Preview and Reception

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Thu., Dec 5, 2019, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

"Our Home: Native Minnesota" Exhibit Opening

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

"The Relentless Business of Treaties"

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Tue., Dec 10, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dakota & Ojibwe Winter Sky Family Day

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sat., Jan 11, 2020, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dakota & Ojibwe Language Family Day & Lecture

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Sat., Feb 15, 2020, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm