Welcome to Minnesota!

By: Brooke Roy

~Land of 10,000 Lakes (And No Sharks)~

Every Season in Minnesota is very different

~Summer~ Summer can be a time of really amazing farming, some kids might stay home from school to help with the farming.

~Spring~ Spring is the time of gathering supplies again, with that long winter your running low on food, wood, etc.

~Fall~ In the fall you can hunt beaver, buffalo, deer, and much more!

~Winter~ In the winter kids can skate on the ice, make snowmen, make snow forts, and the older kids can go ice fishing!

Harriet Bishop

Harriet E. Bishop (January 1, 1817 – August 8, 1883) was an American educator, writer, suffragist, and temperance activist. She was born in Panton, Vermont, and moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1847. There she started the first public school in the Minnesota Territory, the first Sunday school in the territory, and was a founding member of temperance, suffrage and civic organizations. She also played a central role in establishing the First Baptist Church of Saint Paul, and was an active promoter of her adopted state. She helped organize the Sons of Temperance and encouraged her students to pledge to abstain from alcohol. She was the third daughter of Putnam and Miranda Bishop of Panton, Vermont. She was engaged to marry a young Saint Paul lawyer who was younger than her, but the engagement was called off by the man's sister who believed the age difference between the two to be improper. In 1858 she married John McConkey, a man with four children. This marriage lasted until 1867 when, having evidently been broken by experiences as a soldier in the First Minnesota Regiment the Civil War,


I think that the best way to travel is by steamboat or by carriage/wagon. There is so many lakes that you can take by steamboat. This is also one of the most popular and fastest ways to travel. Taking a carriage/wagon can also be good if you have a lot of items to take with you. Carriage/wagon will take longer, so you will have to travel more each day.

Fort Snelling

This is a place of cultural importance to many Dakota people as a historical gathering place. This area is also the crossroads of two major river highways of the fur trade. Fort Snelling is used to protect the fur traders and other people from war. Fort Snelling is also a place of gatherings and meetings.


“You all know from past experiences that the white man only sees the bad that our people do to them. They are blind to their own indiscretions. This is a place of realism.”

~Raja Ann Isele~