Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations

Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations is a nationally recognized, award-winning, traveling exhibit made in partnership with the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

This traveling exhibit explores relationships between Dakota and Ojibwe Indian Nations and the U.S. government in this place we now call Minnesota. Learn, through a video presentation and 20 banners featuring text and images, how treaties affected the lands and lifeways of the indigenous peoples of this place, and why these binding agreements between nations still matter today.

On View Now at the State Capitol

Minnesota State Capitol, 3rd Floor, Rooms 316-317
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
St. Paul, MN, 55155 (map)
Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.