Lac qui Parle

A Small Bit of Bread and Butter: Letters from the Dakota Territory 1832-1869

Riggs, Maida Leonard
This edited collection of letters, written by pioneer missionary Mary Ann Clark Longely Riggs to her family, presents an account of life in the territory and state of Minnesota from 1837 t o1862. Grouped chronologically, the letters report on her journey west from Massachusetts, her time at the Lac Qui Parle Mission and the Mission at Traverse des Sioux, and her experiences following the 1862 Sioux Uprising.

Lac Qui Parle and the Dakota Mission

Willand , John
Based primarily on manuscripts in the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, this publication presents the story of Dakota Mission work in southern Minnesota during the nineteenth century. The author reports in detail on the formation, establishment, and decline of the Dakota Mission, with much attention paid to the backgrounds and personalities of the individuals involved. The mission at Lac Qui Parle is emphasized, with chapters addressing the building of the station and its domestic life. A bibliography and chronology of events are appended.

The Lai Qui Parle Indian Mission

Gates, Charles M
This article discusses the Sioux mission station at Lac Qui Parle, along the upper Minnesota River, founded in 1835 and maintained until 1854. Background is given for the mission's founders, Dr. Thomas Smith Williamson and Alexander Huggins, and how they came to establish the station. Details are provided on the station's physical infrastructure, efforts to "educate and civilize" the Indians, and the difficulties encountered in the process.

Joseph Renville of Lac Qui Parle

Ackerman, Gertrude
This article explores the life of Joseph Renville, a fur trader at the Lac Qui Parle post who served as guide and interpreter for such explorers of the Minnesota River Valley as Zebulon Pike and Stephen Long. Topics addressed include Renville's background, his experiences with the Sioux, and his role in the War of 1812.

The Diary of Martin McLeod

Nute, Grace Lee
this article presents the 1836-1851 diary of Marin McLeod, a Minnesota fur trader and politician. McLeod describes his 1837 travel through the Minnesota Valley by cart and canoe and his experiences living in a cabin along the river in 1840, noting particularly the weather and the Indians at Lac Qui Parle.
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