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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2021 8:18 p.m. PST

"The U.S. Army built Fort Snelling between 1820 and 1825 to protect American interests in the fur trade. It tasked the fort's troops with deterring advances by the British in Canada, enforcing boundaries between the region's Native American nations, and preventing Euro-American immigrants from intruding on Native American land. In these early years and until its temporary closure in 1858, Fort Snelling was a place where diverse people interacted and shaped the future state of Minnesota.

The junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, called Bdote by the Dakota, has been a sacred gathering place for centuries. Some oral traditions refer to it as the origin place of the first Dakota people…"


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Sgt Slag21 Feb 2021 6:53 p.m. PST

Fort Snelling is an active base once again. My oldest son was sworn into the USAF there, in 2004. He did his medical exam there, too. My youngest son did the same there when he enlisted in the US Army. Interesting read. Cheers!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 11:20 a.m. PST



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