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Their extermination will be the only alternative.

Barracks Schofield, St. Louis, Mo.,
October 14th, 1863

Dear Editor — Since I wrote you last, at Madelia, I have seen something of a soldier’s life.  831 more words

7th Minnesota Infantry

A Day at Fort Snelling [Day 22]

Today was a big day.

It was a good (LONG) day, and we’re excited for the road ahead. ❤

Everyday Beauty

Minneapolis City Council to Declare Oct. 10, 2016 "Coldwater Springs Protection and Preservation Day", Pipe Ceremony Planned

The Minneapolis City Council is expected to pass a resolution this Friday that will declare Oct. 10 Coldwater Springs Protection and Preservation Day. Everyone is invited to attend a pipe ceremony and celebration at Coldwater Springs on Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, Oct. 914 more words


Dark 2 Dawn - A Bike Ride Through Black History

“Was your master a righteous man?”

“He owned negroes, how righteous could he be?”

History came alive in the early morning hours at Fort Snelling as the bike tour met Dred Scott, an enslaved man made famous by the Supreme Court decision bearing his name. 1,618 more words

Travels And Adventures

Gauss and Minnesota

Until a colleague told me about it, I had not known that there is a Gauss family connection to Minnesota: Carl Friedrich’s second son (first by his second wife) Eugene had a falling out with his father, came to America, joined the army, and was stationed at Fort Snelling. 11 more words


A July 4 Reflection

It should go without saying that Independence Day is anything but for this country’s Native American peoples.

I am white, not Native. But the following are the things I hear from Native friends and read in Native publications around July 4. 480 more words


Swindling Dakota Prisoners: Franklin Steele and the Fort Snelling Concentration Camp

The names of Minnesota’s early political and business leaders dot our landscape. While they often are held up as heroes, some did truly horrific things. 896 more words

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