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Fort Snelling: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles

Articles

"A Reminiscence of Fort Snelling," by Charlotte O. Van Cleve.
In Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. Vol. 3. p.76-81.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F601 .M61 v.3 or view an electronic version of the article (PDF)

"Fort Snelling Minnesota, While in Command of Colonel Josiah Snelling, Fifth Infantry," by Edward D. Neil.
In Magazine of Western History. Vol. 8, no. 2 (June 1888); vol. 8, no. 4 (Aug. 1888), p. 102-142.
MNHS call number: E171. N27 v.8

"Occurrances In and Around Fort Snelling, 1819 to 1840" by Edward D. Neil.
In Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. Vol. 2. 
MNHS call number: Reading Room F601.M61 v. 2 or view an electronic version of the article (PDF)

"Auto-biography of Major Lawrence Taliaferro: Written in 1864," by Lawrence Taliaferro.
In Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. Vol. 6, p. 189-255.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F601.M6, v.6 or view an electronic version of the article (PDF)

"The Women and Children of Fort Saint Anthony, Later named Fort Snelling" by Warren Upham.
In Magazine of History, vol. XXI July 1915, p. 25-39.
MNHS call number: F612.H58 F692 1915

"The Sale of Fort Snelling, 1857", by William Watts Folwell.
In Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. Vol. 15, p.393-410.
MNHS call number: Reading room F602.M61 v.15 or the digital copy
 
"Where Dred Scott Tasted Freedom," by Home Smith.
In Abbott’s Monthly. Nov. 1931, p.36-37, 63-64.
MNHS call number: E450.S42 .S64 1931

"Memories of Fort Snelling in Civil War Days," by Mary Jeanette Newson.
In Minnesota History. Vol. 15, no. 4 (Dec. 1934) p.395-404.
MNHS call number: Reading room F601.5 .M66 V. 15:4 or view an electronic version of the article (PDF)

"Franklin Steele, Frontier Businessman" by Rodney Loehr.
In Minnesota History Vol. 27, p.309-318.
MNHS call number: Reading room F601.5 .M66 v.27:4 or view an electronic version of the article (PDF)

"The Settler and the Army in Frontier Minnesota," by F. Paul Prucha.
In Minnesota History.Vol. 29, p.231-246.
MNHS call number: Reading room F601.5 .M66 v.29:3 or view an electronic version of the article (PDF)

"Zachary Taylor in Minnesota," by Holman Hamilton.
In Minnesota History, Vol. 30 p.97-110.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F601.5 .M66 v.30:2 or view an electronic version of the article (PDF)

"Fort Snelling from Military Post to Historic Site," by Russell Fridley.
In Minnesota History Vol. 35 p.178-192.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F601.5 .M66 v.35:4 or view an electronic version of the article (PDF)

"An Army Private at Old Fort Snelling in 1849," by Francis Paul Prucha.
In Minnesota History, Vol. 36 p. 13-17.
MNHS call number: Reading room F601.5 .M66 v36:1 or view an electronic version of the article (PDF)

"Slavery at Fort Snelling and the Dred Scott decision"
In Hennepin County History. Vol. 23, no. 4 (spring 1964) p.25-27.
MNHS call number: Reading room F612 .H52 H4 v23:4

"Army Uniforms at Fort Snelling, 1819-1865," by Stephen E. Osman.
In Hennepin County History, Vol. 38, no. 2, p3-11.
MNHS call number: Reading room F612 .H52 H4 v38:2

"Abigail Snelling: Military Wife, Military Widow," by Janis Obst.
In Minnesota History. 54/3 (fall 1994), p.98-111.
MNHS call number: Reading room F605.1 .M66 v54:3 or view an electronic version of the article (PDF)

"Mrs. Dred Scott," by Lea VanderVelde and Sandhya Subramanian.
In Yale Law Journal. Vol. 106, no. 4 (Jan. 1997).
MNHS call number: KF4545.S5 V36 1997

"A Day in the Life of Cecilia O'Brien" by Brian Horrigan.
In Minnesota History. 56/4 (winter 1998-99) p. 215-217.
MNHS call number: Reading room F601.5 .M66 v56:4 or view an electronic version of the article (PDF)

"The Great Treasure of the Fort Snelling Prison Camp," by William Millikan.
In Minnesota History. 62/1 (spring 2010) p.4-17.
MNHS call number: Reading room F601.5 .M66 v62:1

Books

Old Fort Snelling 1819-1858, by Marcus L. Hansen.
Minneapolis, Minn: Ross & Haines, 1958.
MNHS call number: F612 H58S6 .H2 1958

Citadel in the Wilderness: The Story of Fort Snelling and the Old Northwest frontier, by Evan Jones.
New York, Coward-McCann, 1966.
MNHS call number: F612. H58 F658 1966
 
Fort Snelling, Anchor Post of the Northwest, by Marilyn Ziebarth and Alan Ominsky.
St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1970.
MNHS call number: F612 .H58 F694

Fort Snelling, Colossus of the Wilderness
, by Steve Hall.
Saint Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1987.
MNHS call number: Folio  F612 .H58 F655 1987

Fort Snelling in 1838: An Ethnographic and Historical Study, by Helen White and Bruce White.
St. Paul, MN: Turnstone Historical Research, 1998.
MNHS call number: F612 H58 F693 1998

Broadax and Bayonet: The Role of the Unites States Army in the Development of the Northwest, 1815-1860, by Francis Paul Prucha.
[Madison] State Historical Society of Wisconsin, [c.1953].
MNHS call number: F597 .P7

Dred Scott: From Fort Snelling to Freedom, by Jeffrey A. Hess.
St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1972.
MNHS call number: F612 .H58 S65 no.2

A Peculiar Imbalance: The Fall and Rise of Racial Equality in Early Minnesota, by William D. Green.
St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2007.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F613.S9 N44 2007
 
Fort Snelling Then and Now: World War II Years, by Stephen E. Osman.
Saint Paul, MN: Friends of Fort Snelling, c2011.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F612 .H58 F6696 2011

The Dakota Indian Internment at Fort Snelling 1862-1864, by Corinne L. Monjeau-Marz.
St. Paul, Minn: Prairie Smoke Press, c2005.
MNHS call number: Reading Room E99.D1 M665 2005
 
John Aiso and the M.I.S. : Japanese-American Soldiers in the Military Intellegence Service , World War II
Tad Ichinokuchi, ed.  with Daniel Aiso.
Los Angeles, CA: Military Intelligence Service Club, c1988.
MNHS call number: D810.S7 J58 1988

Film & Video

Fort Snelling Restoration, motion picture [1964-1965].
MNHS call number: Film # A-2

"The Old" Fort Snelling, motion picture.
WCCO-TV 1965.
MNHS call number:  Film# B-2

Fort Snelling-A Progress Report, motion picture.
WCCO-TV, Gary Hiebert [March 25, 1968].
MNHS call number: Film #D-11

Fort Snelling: A Lonely Sentinel, motion picture.
Empire Photo Sound, Inc., 1971.
MNHS call number: Film #B-3

Morning Activities at Fort Snelling, motion picture.
WTCN-TV, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1974.
MNHS call number: Film #B-50

Within the Walls of Old Fort Snelling, motion picture.
WCCO-TV, Minneapolis Minnesota, 1976.
MNHS call number: Film # A-15

Tower and Braid: A Chronical of Fort Snelling, motion picture.
Don Paul, Northwest Teleproductions, Inc., Minnesota 1983.
MNHS call number: Film #B-4

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