Renville to speak at BC museum


NEW ULM — Grady Renville will speak on Thursday, August 22, at noon at the Brown County Historical Society Museum Annex. This presentation is part of the 2019 U.S. Dakota War Commemoration Program.

Grady Renville is the great-grandson of Chief Gabriel Renville. Grady was born in Sisseton, South Dakota, and graduated from Todd County High School on the Rosebud Reservation. After graduation, Grady joined the U.S. Army and then the U.S. Navy. He was a Navy corpsman and served with the US Marines in Viet Nam. Grady graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1974.

Grady worked with the Indian Health Service Hospital in Sisseton as a hospital administrator and retired after twenty-five years of federal service. He then moved to Edina. Grady states that he is one of America’s first Indian militants. He is an infamous Indian activist. He has been banished from the Shakopee tribe and has been disenrolled from the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribe, which his great grandfather Gabriel Renville founded.

To learn more about these events, please attend Grady’s presentation on Thursday, August 22, at noon in the Brown County Historical Society Museum Annex. Admission for this program is free. For more information, call 507-233-2620.