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Confluence : a history of Fort Snelling  Cover Image Book Book

Confluence : a history of Fort Snelling / Hampton Smith.

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  • ISBN: 9781681341569
  • ISBN: 1681341565
  • Physical Description: 270 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Saint Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A Land and Its People -- The Arrival of the Americans -- Building a Fort -- The Agency and Its Community -- Colonel Snelling's Fort -- A Way of Life Unravels -- An Outpost and Source of Change -- Endings -- Conflict, Conflagration, and Tragedy -- Expansion and a New Role -- World War -- The Country Club of the Army -- World War II -- The Making of Historic Fort Snelling.
Summary, etc.:
"Fort Snelling, a foundational place in the story of Minnesota, was built two hundred years ago at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, an area known to the Dakota people as Bdote This book delves into the fort's long and complicated story: its construction, the daily lives of its inhabitants and those who lived nearby, the shift in its function when a spectacular influx of speculators and land-hungry immigrants flooded the territory, its participation in wresting the land from the Dakota, and its evolution as two cities grew up around it and its roles in two world wars-up to the reinterpretation of the fort as Minnesotans mark its two-hundredth anniversary"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Fort Snelling (Minn.) > History.
Fortification > Minnesota > Fort Snelling > History.
Minnesota > Fort Snelling.
Genre: History.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
East Grand Forks Campbell Library 355.7097 SMITH 2021 (Text) 521017 Non-Fiction Available -

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