C-SPAN Video Tour – Saint Paul: Historic Fort Snelling

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

By Matt Cassady Program Specialist

Visit Historic Fort Snelling. This National Historic Landmark built in the early 1820s, teaches a visitor about military history from before the Civil War through World War II, fur trade history, slavery in Minnesota, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and much more. Even before its existence, its location – at the junction of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers – was significant for centuries to many American Indian communities. Hear Matt Cassady, Program Specialist at the fort, talk about how the establishment of Fort Snelling would eventually lead to the end of the Dakota Indians in Minnesota and strengthen America’s push into the Western U.S.

The Official Site of The Fort Snelling 2020 Bi-Centennial 

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Bruce Peterson

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