Seth Eastman comes to Fort Snelling as a captain. In his spare time, he learns the Dakota language and observes details of their lives. His subtle sketches, watercolors, and paintings become an invaluable record of the scenery and Indian life around the fort.*
Thanks for Seth Eastman! Thank you for the blessings of his art and observations. Use our talents, even hobbies, to be a blessing to future generations of Minnesotans!
Lord, thanks that painting takes time, and therefore Mr. Eastman actually spent time with the people, tribes, and daily life he recorded. Thanks that he saw scenes that struck his heart as valuable to remember. this day will You do the same for us? Help us to truly interact with life around us, and remember it somehow!
Perhaps, our hobbies will someday become history too?!
*Note – PrayThroughHistory uses the timeline located for several years at the Minnesota Historical Society Web site, at this URL: mnhs.org/about/dipity_timeline.htm . The current URL is www.dipity.com/Minnesota/History/Minnesota-History/ and only works if typed, not pasted, in browser. It is worth the effort!