Traverse des Sioux, Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota

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Traverse des Sioux

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State/province
St. Peter, MN, Minnesota
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Nicollet County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Historic Function: ceremonial sitewarning.png"ceremonial site" is not in the list of possible values (Agricultural fields, Airport, Athletic fields, Basin, Battle site, Bay, Beach/seashore, Camp, Campus (educational), Cave, Cemetery/burial grounds, Ceremonial site, City/town/village, Commercial district, Conservation area/refuge, Corporate campus, Crossing, Fairgrounds, Falls, Farmstead, Forest/woods, Fortification, Harbor/landing/levee, Hill/bluff/butte, Historic district, Historic site, Housing development, Industrial site, Island, Lake/pond/reservoir, Military base/site, Mine/iron range, Neighborhood/community, Oilfield, Park, Parking lot, Plain/prairie/grasslands, Race track, Rail yards/rail-related, Range of mountains/hills, Reservation, Resort complex, Road/street/highway, Stream/river/creek, Trail/path, Valley, Wetland/slough) for this property.
Historic Function: River Crossing, meeting place
Other Historic Function: River Crossing, meeting place
Current Function: Monument/Markerwarning.png"Monument/Marker" is not in the list of possible values (Agricultural fields, Airport, Athletic fields, Basin, Battle site, Bay, Beach/seashore, Camp, Campus (educational), Cave, Cemetery/burial grounds, Ceremonial site, City/town/village, Commercial district, Conservation area/refuge, Corporate campus, Crossing, Fairgrounds, Falls, Farmstead, Forest/woods, Fortification, Harbor/landing/levee, Hill/bluff/butte, Historic district, Historic site, Housing development, Industrial site, Island, Lake/pond/reservoir, Military base/site, Mine/iron range, Neighborhood/community, Oilfield, Park, Parking lot, Plain/prairie/grasslands, Race track, Rail yards/rail-related, Range of mountains/hills, Reservation, Resort complex, Road/street/highway, Stream/river/creek, Trail/path, Valley, Wetland/slough) for this property.

St. Peter, MN Nicollet

Traverse des Sioux, Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota
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Known in the Dakota language as "Oiyuwege" or place of crossing, this ford on the Minnesota River was an important meeting place for Eastern Dakota bands. During the period of the Fur Trade in the 18th and 19th centuries, the site was known by the French name "Traverse des Sioux" or "Crossing of the Sioux." In 1851 an important treaty between the U.S. Government and the Sisseton and Wahpeton Dakota was negotiated and signed here. The treaty opened what is now most of southern Minnesota to Euro-American settelers. For a short time, until circa 1869 a town existed at Traverse but by the late 1800's it was gone, replaced by the nearby towns of St. Peter and Mankato. Today the Nicollet County Historical Society [1]manages the area as an historic site.

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