Minnesota's Dakota Conflict, Nature's Notebook and Comparative Religion
Experts will cover religion, Native American history, agriculture and our environment, while excursions include a museums, a wind farm and a trip around historic sites on the lake.
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Program No. 8917RJ
6 days
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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
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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