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Indians at the Falls

 

—Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —

 
Indians at the Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 29, 2011
1. Indians at the Falls Marker
Inscription. For Native American people, the Falls of St. Anthony was a landmark and sacred place. The river was a major highway for trade and travel. Although no Indian villages have been recorded here, oral traditions suggest frequent visits for fishing and maple sugaring. When white settlers started arriving from the east in the 1840s, Dakota Indians still lived across the prairies to the west and along the Mississippi to the south. The Ojibway Indians lived by the rivers and lakes in the vast white pine forests to the north.
 
Erected by the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board.
 
Location. 44° 59.009′ N, 93° 15.77′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is on West River Parkway 0.3 miles west of Portland Avenue South, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is along a walking path next to the Mississippi River. Marker is in this post office area: Minneapolis MN 55401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William de la Barre (within shouting distance of this marker); The House of John H. Stevens (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bridging the Stream (about 600 feet away); The Barrel-Makers' Co-ops
Indians at the Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 29, 2011
2. Indians at the Falls Marker
Looking downriver towards the falls.
The Third Avenue Bridge is in the distance.
(about 600 feet away); The Washburn and Pillsbury Clans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nicollet Island Businesses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph N. Nicollet (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Uses for Old Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
Indians at the Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 29, 2011
3. Indians at the Falls Marker
Looking upriver.
Father Louis Hennepin Bridge is in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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