Two cultures

A Closer Look

Frederick Frink, an early settler who wrote about the town, described his arrival in Faribault:

“I approached the town from the east, coming down the hill by the Front street road (now Division street)...Looking across the valley, the most conspicuous objects that met my sight were the numerous scaffoldings, elevating by rude pole structures ten or twelve feet above the ground the bodies of dead Indians, according to the custom of the Sioux... All along up and down the river were the tepees of the Wa-pe-cou-tas, far more numerous than the habitations of the white man, and the intermingling of tepees, log cabins, frame houses had just begun, with four or five steam mills plying a busy trade in their midst, with the rude monuments of an Indian cemetery in the background, pictured a blending of civilization and barbarism never again to be seen on the continent.”

This scene with settlers' homes and Dakota tipis, was probably similar to what Frederick Frink saw when he arrived in Faribault.
This scene with settlers' homes and Dakota tipis, was probably similar to what Frederick Frink saw when he arrived in Faribault. "A Sioux encampment, on the banks of the Minnesota River." From: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, May 30, 1857, page 400. Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society .

 

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Alexander Faribault

Beaver
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Fur Trade
Making the Town Grow
Request
Site of the Bluffs
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Mary Whipple

Bed Bugs
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Emma and Eva Havens
Emma Willard School
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Hastings to Faribault
Hawaiian Fever
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Longed to Travel
Mary's Wedding
Muhlenberg
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Some Clothing
Sound of Bells

Taopi

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Map
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When it Started

Henry Whipple

Back Home
Bad Teeth
Bashaw
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Enmegahbowh
Frozen
Gull Lake
Loved to Fish
Six Children
Time of Crisis
Treatment of Indians
Underwear
Youngest Child


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