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Fort Snelling

Established in 1819, this fort was built to protect the fur trade. Later, it became a military training center from the Civil War to World War II. Its inhabitants included Dred Scott, the famous slave who eventually won his freedom. The fort's site, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, is historically significant to Dakota Indians.

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Citadel in the Wilderness

Citadel in the Wilderness

Civil War Replica Kepis Style Cap

Civil War Replica Kepis Style Cap

Civil War Soldiers Call to Arms Playset

Civil War Soldiers Call to Arms Playset

Dakota Indian Internment at Fort Snelling, 1862-1864

Dakota Indian Internment at Fort Snelling, 1862-1864

Dred and Harriet Scott

Dred and Harriet Scott

Early Candlelight

Early Candlelight

Feeding the Frontier Army: 1775-1865

Feeding the Frontier Army: 1775-1865

Fort Snelling Camper Mug

Fort Snelling Camper Mug

Fort Snelling in 1844

Fort Snelling in 1844

Fort Snelling Print

Fort Snelling Print

Fort Snelling Wrap-Around Design Mug

Fort Snelling Wrap-Around Design Mug

Henry Hastings Sibley: Divided Heart

Henry Hastings Sibley: Divided Heart

IndiVisible: African-Native Lives in the Americas

IndiVisible: African-Native Lives in the Americas

Khaki Army WW1 Doughboy US Army Infantry

Khaki Army WW1 Doughboy US Army Infantry

Khaki Army WW1 Marine Devil Dog

Khaki Army WW1 Marine Devil Dog

Khaki Army WW2 Baptism of Fire Marine Bougainville

Khaki Army WW2 Baptism of Fire Marine Bougainville

Khaki Army WW2 Flyboy US Navy Pilot

Khaki Army WW2 Flyboy US Navy Pilot

Khaki Army WW2 Paratrooper 82nd Airborne 1944

Khaki Army WW2 Paratrooper 82nd Airborne 1944

Making Minnesota Territory, 1849-1858

Making Minnesota Territory, 1849-1858

Minnesota and Dacotah in 1860

Minnesota and Dacotah in 1860

Minnesota in the Civil War

Minnesota in the Civil War

Northern Slave Black Dakota

Northern Slave Black Dakota

Old Fort Snelling, 1819-1858

Old Fort Snelling, 1819-1858

Our Hallowed Ground

Our Hallowed Ground

Paddlewheels on the Upper Mississippi 1823 - 1854

Paddlewheels on the Upper Mississippi 1823 - 1854

Painting the Dakota

Painting the Dakota

Seth Eastman: Portfolio of North American Indians

Seth Eastman: Portfolio of North American Indians

Six Miles from St. Paul: The Family and Society of Sarah Jane Sibley

Six Miles from St. Paul: The Family and Society of Sarah Jane Sibley

Snelling: Minnesota's First First Family

Snelling: Minnesota's First First Family

Topographical Sketch of Fort St. Anthony (Fort Snelling), 1823

Topographical Sketch of Fort St. Anthony (Fort Snelling), 1823

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