“We Are Here:” Native American Artists Explore Pain of the Dakota War of 1862

According to tradition, “We Are Here” is what each of the 38 Dakota Indian warriors who were hanged on the day after Christmas in 1862 said as the nooses were placed around their necks. “We Are Here” is also the title of an exhibit on view at the historic James J. Hill House in St. Paul, Minnesota. Native American artists comment on the events and aftermath of the U.S-Dakota War in the form of contemporary painting, sculpture and traditional works.

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Legacy Amendment Pays Dividends for Minnesota

A report released earlier this month by the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality finds that the Legacy Amendment has generated a return of $1.95 for every dollar of Legacy funds invested in history programs and projects.