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Check out Ramsey County History articles related to Gibbs Farm and learn more about our gardens and orchard.
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Ramsey County Historical Society publishes an award winning magazine, Ramsey County History. Many articles relating to the Gibbs family and site have been published and you can find them below.
Ramsey County History – Spring 2001: “A ‘Good Man’ in a Changing World: Cloud Man, the Dakota Leader, and His Life and Times”Mark Dietrich
A ‘Good Man’ in a Changing World: Cloud Man, the Dakota Leader, and His Life and Times Author: Mark Dietrich A compelling portrait of the Mdewakenton Dakota leader Cloud Man in Minnesota up to the early 1860s. Confronted by a dwindling population as his people lost their land and the…
Ramsey County History – Spring 1996: “Jane Gibbs, the ’Little Bird That Was Caught’ and Her Dakota Friends”Deanne Zibell Weber
Jane Gibbs, the ’Little Bird That Was Caught’ and Her Dakota Friends Author: Deanne Zibell Weber Jane DeBow Gibbs lived a wandering frontier life in the mid-19th century until settling in what is now Roseville in 1849. The article traces her childhood with Dakota friends in the early 1830s, life…
Ramsey County History – Spring 2000: “The Two Worlds of Jane Gibbs: The Gibbs Farm and the Santee Dakota”Julie A. Humann
The Two Worlds of Jane Gibbs: The Gibbs Farm and the Santee Dakota Author: Julie A. Humann This article begins with how a young girl, Jane DeBow, and the Santee Dakota people came to know and learn about each other, starting in 1834 when she was living near the…
Ramsey County History – Spring 1996: “Digging into the Past: The Excavating of the Claim Shanty of Heman and Jane Gibbs”Thomond R. O'Brien
Digging into the Past: The Excavating of the Claim Shanty of Heman and Jane Gibbs Author: Thomond R. O’Brien In 1995 the Ramsey County Historical Society excavated Jane and Heman Gibbs’s first dwelling on what is now the Gibbs Farm in Falcon Heights. This article describes what was found and…