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MHS says sign was vandalized at Fort Snelling

MHS says sign was vandalized at Fort Snelling Photo: KSTP

May 15, 2019 03:42 PM

The Minnesota Historical Society reports a sign at Fort Snelling was recently vandalized.

A MHS spokesperson said the vandals covered up the words "at Bdote" with matching blue ink. But the MHS said the sign has since been cleaned up and is back to normal.

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RELATED: Controversy arises over new signs at Fort Snelling

New signs at the fort, which is located in an area known as Bdote by the Dakota people, were recently the source of controversy. While the old signs simply read "Fort Snelling Historic Site," newer signs now read "Historic Fort Snelling at Bdote," - a Dakota word meaning where two waters meet.

In this case, the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers.

That led one lawmaker to accuse the MHS of engaging in "revisionist" history.

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