Minnesota Native News Special Edition: Marty Case on the Stories Behind Treaty Making
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Minnesota Native News Special Edition: Marty Case on the Stories Behind Treaty Making

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In this special edition of Minnesota Native News, we hear Marty Case, Director of the Indian Treaty Signers Project. In this lecture “Treaty Signers: Making the American Myth” from The Minnesota Humanities Center, Case shares his research on how treaties transformed people’s relationship to land in what became the United States. Case separates reality from myth in his telling of the political and social context for treaty signing. He exposes the falsehoods in the “Master Narrative” of how the “west was won”. The lecture was held at the Minnesota Humanities Center in St.Paul, Minnesota on May 5th, 2015.