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Exhibit highlights effects of 250-year-old documents on Minnesotans

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

An exhibit explaining the importance of treaties between Native peoples and the U.S. government has traveled the state for the past seven years, finally making its way to the University of Minnesota last month.

Though the U.S. government stopped creating treaties over 250 years ago, those treaties still determine the rights of Native peoples and where they can operate as a self-governed nation.

The “Why Treaties Matter” exhibit, which launched at the University Sept. 19, brought 20 panels and a video to the Great Hall of Walter Library explaining why the treaties made between Native nations and the then newly-colonized United States still matter.

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