Cedar-Riverside, a neighborhood just east of downtown Minneapolis, has been a major entry-point for newcomers to Minnesota for over 160 years. This area was once part of Mni Sota Makoce, the historic homeland of the Dakota people who moved through to hunt, fish and tap the maple trees that once grew along the Mississippi River. Since its origins, Cedar-Riverside has long been one of the city’s most densely populated and diverse neighborhoods playing host to an extraordinary flow of migrants, immigrants, refugees, students, activists, and other newcomers. This history of diversity is what makes the neighborhood a unique place to live, work, and learn. This tour will introduce you to some of the people, places, and institutions that shaped the history of immigration, urban change, and diversity in Cedar-Riverside. See the digital version of this tour available online.
Watch Darcey Engen interview Bob Harnagel about his work with Jacqueline deVries on the Cedar-Riverside Walking Tour: