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Civil War Roundtable: Unearthing Central MN History with Rob Mann

February 14, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Meeting Overview:  Come and hear about the findings of an archaeological dig at the site of William Warren’s ca. 1949-1853 cabin in Morrison County, near Royalton. William Warren was the son of an Ojibwe-French woman and an American fur trader. He arrived in the area then known as Two Rivers around 1849/1850 and built a cabin/trading post on what is today the McDougall State Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Morrison County. During this period, Warren was actively working on the manuscript that would become the History of the Ojibwe People, originally published by the Minnesota Historical Society in 1885. This book was and is important because as a person of mixed ancestry Warren was a cultural broker, who thus wrote the first history of the Ojibwe from an Indigenous perspective. Warren was also an interpreter and a legislator from the Minnesota Territory, serving in the Minnesota Territorial House of Representative in 1851.

Speaker:  Rob Mann – professor of archaeology at St. Cloud State University and past presenter at the Central MN Round Table.

Meetings are held at the Stearns County History Museum, 235 33rd Ave S, St Cloud.
Note change in starting time:
3:00pm – doors open and opportunity to socialize and interact with fellow members
3:15pm – welcome and “new features”
3:30pm – speaker presentation
4:45pm – adjourn
For more information – contact Andy Ditlevson –, 320-241-8477

Only exception to regular meeting time and location is the special December meeting. See details in schedule above.


February 14, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Stearns History Museum
235 33rd Ave S
St Cloud, MN 56301 United States
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