8917
Minnesota
Minnesota's Dakota Conflict, Nature's Notebook and Comparative Religion
Learn about religion, Native American history, agriculture and our environment with local experts on excursions to museums, a wind farm and around historic sites on the lake.
Rating (4.8)
Program No. 8917RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
599
Getting There
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At a Glance

Minnesota’s southwestern prairie and lake country is your base to explore three fascinating topics with local experts at the Lake Shetek Retreat Center. With lodging on picturesque Keeley Island, split your time between invigorating classroom study and daily field trips. Learn about the 1862 Dakota Conflict and its effect on present-day Minnesota. Focus on the area’s new wind generators, prairie restoration and birds of southwest Minnesota. And go in an entirely different direction — exploring the history of three major religions.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing on this program.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience field trips to the End-O-Line Railroad Park and other areas involved in the Dakota Conflict.
  • Investigate the Buffalo Ridge wind generators, the sacred Dakota pipe, local agriculture in the 21st century and birds of southwest Minnesota.
  • Explore the history of three major religions — Christianity, Islam, Judaism — from inception to their place in societies and cultures today.
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Roseann Schauer
A native of Minnesota, Roseann Schauer has been interested in the history of the North Star State since she first learned about the Dakota conflict and visited many of the sites associated with it during family vacations. Her career with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources began with her role as the seasonal park naturalist at Lake Shetek State Park, where she presented a variety of programs on the Dakota Conflict. Roseann has also worked at Cascade River and Father Hennepin state parks.
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Roseann Schauer
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