Citadel in the Wilderness: The Story of Fort Snelling and the Northwest Frontierby Evan Jones
In 1805 Colonel Josiah Snelling erected a stone fortress at the point where the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers merged, on territory secured by Lietenant Zebulon Pike in a treaty with the Siouz chief Little Crowe. 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.
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