Fort Snelling


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Fort Snelling,

on a bluff above the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, SE Minn.; est. 1820. It served as a regional protective barrier and as a nucleus for settlement. Minneapolis and St. Paul grew on the fort reservation in the mid-1800s. In the early 1860s Fort Snelling was where Minnesotans were mustered and trained for the Civil War, and where survivors returned after the war. The fort also played an important role in suppressing the Sioux Uprising (also known as the Dakota War) of 1862.

Snelling, Fort:

see Fort SnellingFort Snelling,
on a bluff above the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, SE Minn.; est. 1820. It served as a regional protective barrier and as a nucleus for settlement. Minneapolis and St. Paul grew on the fort reservation in the mid-1800s.
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For four years, the Minnesota Historical Society has tried to get state bonding money to turn a pair of historic buildings at Fort Snelling into a modern visitor center as part of a $46.
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Swanson were returned to his family and buried on 11 June at Fort Snelling in Minneapolis, Minn.
Following the US-Dakota War of 1862, the US government forced Dakota women, children and elders to march through the rugged terrain and weather of Minnesota to Fort Snelling.
Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese is the existence of Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Ultimately, justice requires the acknowledgment of a bloody and callous history, the return of Dakota homelands to the Dakota people, and, for this author, a public acknowledgment of that history by tearing down Fort Snelling, a symbolic reminder of nineteenth-century atrocities against the Dakotas.
A sight never to be forgotten was when on turning a point in the river there suddenly appeared, a mile or so before us, the imposing and beautiful white walls of Fort Snelling, holding, as though by main force, its position on a high precipitous bluff, and proudly floating the stripes and stars.
When he was finally selected for master sergeant, it involved a change of unit and a 40-mile drive to Fort Snelling, Wis.

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