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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:

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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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When America entered World War I, McCoy--then in his late 20s--enlisted, becoming an instructor in bayonet and hand-grenade training at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. But the short-lived conflict ended before he could see direct action.
Rachel Levin, a public affairs specialist with the Service's Midwest Regional Office in Fort Snelling, Minnesota, can be reached by phone at 612-713-5311 or by email at Rachel_Levin@fws.gov.
The 701st Military Police Battalion, one of the first such battalions in the US Army, was activated at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, on 1 February 1941, with a cadre from the 1st and 20th Infantry Regiments.
For each mile of the 150 miles, we planted a stake with a red ribbon tied to it; written on the stakes were the names of two of our late Dakota relatives who had made the journey and were held at the concentration camp at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. The women and children of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, Lake Traverse Reservation, in South Dakota provided these stakes with red ribbons tied to them.
Fish and Wildlife Service, Fort Snelling, Minnesota.

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