Lower Sioux Agency

Lower Sioux Agency Beoordelingen, Morton

Lower Sioux Agency
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10:00 - 17:00
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10:00 - 17:00
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10:00 - 17:00
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Fearless692844
Willmar, MN1 bijdrage
jun. 2021
Over Priced and not Much to See. The Tribe controls it now and not the State of Minnesota so has "gone down hill".
Geschreven op 27 juni 2021
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midway42
Minnesota2.852 bijdragen
sep. 2020
One of the 26 Minnesota Historical Society’s locations, the Lower Sioux Agency is found just southeast of the small town of Morton. It is one of a handful of local attractions that are linked to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Established by the US government in 1853, the Agency was the site of the outbreak of the conflict when Little Crow attacked the complex on August 18, 1862. Preceded by Andrew Myrick’s infamous comment of “let them eat grass” when the Indians requested food on credit, the Dakota warriors burned the surrounding buildings before routing Minnesota militia forces at the Battle of Redwood Ferry. The conflict quickly spread through most of south and west rural Minnesota, lasting over a month and culminating in the Battle of Wood Lake.

I visited this attraction over two days on a holiday weekend, splicing my time with that at the Dacotah Ridge golf course (see separate review). The Lower Sioux Agency is essentially divided into an indoor museum and a number of outdoor sites. The museum starts with a 30-minute introductory video covering a history of the Dakota Indians from the 1862 conflict to the present day. The rest of the museum is small but packed with information. An historical diorama of the Agency buildings as they stood in 1982 starts in the foyer, and the experience continues in a roughly chronological fashion including descriptions of the pre-contact era, fur-trading, treaty era, and of course the 1862 War, ending with a section on 20th Century history of the tribe. Sprinkled along the way are various furs, a “buffalo learning trunk” consisting of handmade items from the animal, and various electronic displays incorporating the aforementioned subjects. The outdoor experience is showcased by the 1861 stone warehouse, the only original building that still stands. To the west of the museum is the Trader’s Path, detailing the location of period buildings that no longer exist. while to the east is a fairly intimidating mile-long River Path that leads down to the Minnesota River (go figure). As above, I stretched out my visit here over two days with the first spent at the museum and the second on the trails. A small bookstore completes the experience.

In summary, this was a fantastic overall experience. The museum and outdoor paths complement each other nicely, with the former covering a wide variety of subjects in a small area with a perfect combination of written and electronic experiences. Additionally, the docent on staff at the time (Dane Nelson, the great-great-grandson of Chief Wabasha) provided detailed commentary on any issue I asked questions about in addition to encouraging me to walk the outdoor paths. The open-air experience as a whole requires a little imagination but is worth the time and effort, especially the River Path for those who want a little workout in addition to their didactics.

I would highly recommend a visit here. People with even a passing interest could easily spend a day on site, while others who are history buffs might want to make it a weekend. Thumbs up.
Geschreven op 19 oktober 2020
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Elizabeth B
Burgaw, NC484 bijdragen
jun. 2019 • Vrienden
This is a must see if you are in the Redwood/Morton area. A top notch, well laid out museum atmosphere. Start with the video to get a general understanding of the history in this area. The displays are wonderful. Hands on, some audio to listen to, and virtual reality station that is very cool. Elderly or handicap who cannot walk the trails can explore them with the VR. We had 2 guides, Evan and Gavin. Both were super !! So knowledgable, passionate, and patient with all my questions. They both have ancestors pictured in the exhibits and shared so much insight with us. The trails are nice and the original warehouse is open to the public. There is a small gift shop. I only wished there were more locally made items for sale there.
Geschreven op 29 juni 2019
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MissFergus
Fergus Falls, MN24 bijdragen
jul. 2018 • Alleen
This is a museum everyone needs to visit. It includes indoor exhibits, a gift shop, historic buildings including an authentic tipi and traditional gardens as well as walking trails. The exhibits and introductory video tell the story of the Dakota people, their past and present, including the events of the Us-Dakota War in 1862 and its devastating aftermath.
The day I visited there were 3 very knowledgeable staff members including Dane who is a fantastic tour guide. Another young man gave a thorough program on the traditional Native sport of lacrosse.
Geschreven op 12 juli 2018
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CDRKMP
Pennsylvania196 bijdragen
mei 2015 • Vrienden
I read the book "Dakota Dawn", so I looked forward to actually seeing The Lower Sioux Agency during our visit to New Ulm, MN. This historic site is where the Dakota uprising began. Unfortunately, the visitor's center was closed when we visited (opens Memorial Day), but a guide was present waiting for a school group visit. She opened the warehouse for us and answered questions until the school group arrived. I also recommend visits to the Birch Cooley historic site, Fort Ridgely and the Harkin Store, all within a 30 mile drive of New Ulm.
Geschreven op 16 mei 2015
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