The First Minnesotans

This section describes the First Minnesotans

The Beginnings
Learn about the first settlers to arrive in Minnesota.

Dakota and Anishinabe Peoples
Learn about the developments of the Native Americans in early Minnesota

European Expansion and Native American Losses
Details about the origins of Fort Snelling

The Dakota Conflict
The short battle of 1862

The 1990s
Population dispersion for the remaining Native Americans in Minnesota


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