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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


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


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


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



“Didn’t have a camera by my side this time,
Hopin’ I would see the world through both my eyes,
Maybe I will tell you all about it… 398 more words


Volunteers placed more than 10,000 flags at Fort Snelling cemetery

What a humbling and inspiring morning… #FFFS #MemorialDay pic.twitter.com/YW4h2zfFG5

— FlagsforFortSnelling (@FlagsFS) May 30, 2016

A new non-profit called Flags for Fort Snelling had an ambitious but simple goal in mind for Memorial Day 2016: place American flags on 10,000 of the graves at the national cemetery as a tribute to fallen service members.

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