Indian-run school among proposals for Fort Snelling Upper Post

  • Article by: ROCHELLE OLSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 13, 2013 - 2:34 PM

This week, the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released the names of five organizations that submitted proposals for all or part of the land.

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richardheimApr. 13, 13 8:45 AM

Great story !!

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skydogmnApr. 13, 1310:12 AM

Yeah for Bdote! Great plan!

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joespookApr. 13, 1312:42 PM

Im for the Tribal nations of MN. Great location, hiked it many times. Pure natural History for MN. I hope they have enough funding.

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BUDApr. 13, 13 1:15 PM

This sounds like a win win for everyone. The students need to have their language live on along with their truths. The land and buildings need to be saved and cared for. It would be a great example for other states to save it's history.

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starsailingApr. 13, 13 5:17 PM

The article mentions the word Bdote as a Dakota word for the convergence of rivers. This is a recent made word that is incorrect for the Dakota who took this land from the Iowa Indians somewhere during the mid 1680's. Blackhawk describes the Dakota attacking the Iowa Indians first at Oak grove, then near Grey Iron's planting field(Hwy 13/Silverbell Rd area) then the last battle at Pilot Knob where the Dakota chased the Iowa to the Iowa River. The correct word is Mdote, the mouth or junction of one river with another; also the name appropriated to the establishment of the Fur Co. at the junction of the two rivers, written Mendota. Hence the Translation Mendota by French and Dakota since the first contact in the area. See Riggs a Dakota English dictionary pg 313. Bdo n. means potatoes.

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starsailingApr. 13, 13 8:18 PM

Correction to previous post: Dakota historian Blacktomahawk mid 1800's.

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