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Children learn about Dakota history

August 25, 2013
By Josh Moniz - Staff Writer , The Journal

NEW ULM - Area children got a chance to join in in the Brown County Historical Society's U.S.-Dakota Conflict events on Saturday at the New Ulm Public Library.

Lori Pickell-Stangel, who is the executive director of the McLeod County Historical Society, gave a presentation to a group of 15 children and 10 adults on the cultural history behind several Dakota conflicts. She performed in the character of a Dakota woman from before the arrival of pioneers.

Pickell-Stangel said the props she used are available to be rented out for educational events, and that she provides her performances for a small additional fee. She can be contacted by phone at 320-587-2109 and at the McLeod County Historical Society website: www.mcleodhistory.org

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Staff photk by Josh Moniz

Lori PIckell-Stangel (above), Executive Director of the McLeod County Historical Society, gave a presentation on Dakota culture to a group of children Saturday at the New Ulm Library.

Following the presentation, the Wanda Gag House hosted a crafts event in the same area for the children (also pictured). The crafts involved drawing a story in Native American symbols on either a bookmark or on a homemade birch basket.

The events were part of the Brown County Historical Society's larger 2013 U.S.-Dakota War Commemoration.

Josh Moniz can be e-mailed at jmoniz@nujournal.com.

 
 

 

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