Professional Practice

Challenges at Contested Sites: Mississippi River and Fort Snelling

Date: 4/21/2018 - 4/21/2018

Type: Events

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): US

Description: The confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, “Bdote” to Dakota people and the site of historic Fort Snelling, is arguably the richest and most contested historic landscape in Minnesota. This tour will explore sites owned and managed by federal, state, and local agencies, and will hear from Dakota people who consider this place their origin point on the earth. Challenges in historic site preservation, management, and interpretation will be reviewed from multiple, sometimes conflicting perspectives. Despite obstacles and historical distrust, efforts remain to create a just, inclusive, and sustainable future in this place.


Julia Lent

Firm Finder                                                      
Maxine Artis
Linette Straus                                                                  

Professional Practice 

Library and Research Services                          
Ian Bucacink

RFQs & Opportunities                                      
Terence Poltrack

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Ali Hay