Citadel in the Wilderness: The Story of Fort Snelling and the Northwest Frontier

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In 1805 Colonel Josiah Snelling erected a stone fortress at the point where the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers merged, on territory secured by Lieutenant Zebulon Pike in a treaty with the Sioux chief Little Crow. Evan Jones describes the intriguing history of Fort Snelling, the Gibraltar of the West, its effect on the Native Americans of the region, and its role in the westward movement.

Citadel in the Wilderness: The Story of Fort Snelling and the Northwest Frontier 2001, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816638796

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