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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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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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