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The Sibley House (center) and the Jean Baptiste Faribault House (right) as they appear today. Photo by Robert Clouse.






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Henry H. Sibley, who became the first state governor of Minnesota and led troops against the Dakota in the Conflict of 1862. Minnesota Historical Society.






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Mendota in the 1840s, adapted from a view by Seth Eastman.






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Excavations in 1993 were conducted beside a brick building (at left) that was probably built by Sibley to serve his expanded house as a summer kitchen and laundry.






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This broken corner-notched point, probably dating from Middle Woodland times, was found during exacavations beside the Sibley House summer kitchen in 1993. Drawing by Douglas Birk.



 
 


 

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