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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

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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

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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

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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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How Could Our Community Recognize Native American Trauma? Lessons from the Whitney Plantation

Our nation has created museums to deeply traumatic events. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum opened in Washington D.C. in 1980, 36 years after the liberation of the concentration camps. 1,207 more words

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Uncovering what's left of an old, buried military prison at Fort Snelling

About 150 years ago, a military prison at Fort Snelling would hold the enlisted soldiers who got a little (or a lot) unruly.

Scan the bluffs along the river now though, and you won’t see a trace of the old-fashioned brig. 477 more words

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Recommendations Advanced to Restore the Name Bde Maka Ska to Lake Calhoun; Fort Snelling Community Conversations

The lake we now call Lake Calhoun would return to its original Dakota name, Bde Maka Ska (White Earth Lake) under recommendations forwarded by a key citizens committee to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. 598 more words

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