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The First Peoples of what is now Rice County, Minnesota

We at the Rice County Historical Society are also students of our own history. As more information is found and more stories are shared, we are both honored and honor-bound to share that history. In particular, we are actively working to expand our understanding of the people who have called this part of the world “home”. We invite you to do the same by clicking on any of the following:

Fox Lake Pot, c. 1100 ad. Found in Rice County. This is one of the most complete ceramic pots from that time period.

  • To learn about the Wahpekute who were the dominant Dakota tribe in Rice County click here Wahpekute Dakota