Podcast Spring 2017

RCHS Podcasts

RCHS volunteer Paul Nelson has developed a podcast series featuring interviews with authors, historians and prominent figures on subjects of historical interest.

All the podcasts are available here.

For a list and links for all of the podcasts, see the Audio-Visual page.


Podcast #8
April 24, 2017

The Euro-American phase of Minnesota history begins with Fort Snelling, starting in 1820. The fort’s busiest period was 1861-1865 — the Civil War and the Dakota Conflict. All of the soldiers headed south to fight for the Union, and west to fight the Dakota, passed through the fort. And over a thousand displaced Dakota were interned there too. Steve Osman’s new book, Fort Snelling and the Civil War  published by the Ramsey County Historical Society — is full of stories you’ve never heard before.
For more about Fort Snelling and the Civil War or to purchase the book, see the page here.