Captain Seth Eastman
Captain Seth Eastman was a soldier who for a time was stationed at Fort Snelling. At the time he also worked as an artist to document Native American life – particularly the Dakota culture. He also painted and drew pictures of the Sioux villages of Kaposia and Little Crow, as well as settlements in present-day Scott, Wabasha, and Winona counties. Eastman’s images appeared in a number of rare publications and they are both attractive and fascinating in their depictions.