Minnesota Historical Society

Painting the Dakota: Seth Eastman at Fort Snelling

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Readers learn about Dakota Indian culture through the Seth Eastman paintings. Painted during seven years on the frontier, these watercolor and oil paintings comprise the most significant source of information about Native American life in pre-territorial Minnesota. In Painting the Dakota we arrive with career army officer and artist Seth Eastman at Fort Snelling in February 1830. Dakota villages lined the banks of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. Eastman came to know the Native people better than any other painter in America and captured in his art the details of their everyday life. The Eastman paintings in Painting the Dakota are recognized as the single most important source of information concerning Native American life in pre-territorial Minnesota. Age Range: 9 - 18 years, Grade Level: 6 and up

"It is my hope that Painting the Dakota will inspire readers to learn more about Native Americans. In understanding more about this country's Native People, their successes, and struggles, perhaps we can eliminate the ignorance that often leads to racism directed at Native Americans." —Lori K. Crowchild, descendant of Seth Eastman and Wakaninajinwin

  • Author: Marybeth Lorbiecki, Foreword by Lori K. Crowchild 
  • Format: Softcover book; 104 pp; 9 x 10 in; 50 Color Illustrations, bibliography, index
  • Publisher: Ramsey County Historical Society
  • Product #978-1890434328


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