It was at this spot along the Minnesota River near present day St. Peter that on July 18, 1851 delegates representing the US government and representatives of the Sisseton and Wahpeton Indians signed the treaty of the Traverse Des Sioux. The treaty opened up 24 million acres of Minnesota, Iowa and and the Dakotas to settlers.

SPAM Museum in Austin
SPAM Museum in Austin
SPAM Museum in Austin
SPAM Museum in Austin
Pipestone National Monument
Pipestone National Monument
Voyageurs National Park
Voyageurs National Park
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Traverse des Sioux treaty site
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Highest point : Eagle Mountain, 2,301 feet
Area : 86,943 square miles, 12th largest
Population : 4,919,479 (2000 US Census)
Motto : L' Etoil du Nord (Star of the North)
Admitted to Union : May 11, 1858
State Song : "Hail Minnesota"
State Bird : Common Loon
State Flower : Lady's-slipper
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