Sioux Mission Station

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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.
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