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Crossing the Red River of the North at Fort Abercrombie
Crossing the Red River of the North at Fort Abercrombie
TitleCrossing the Red River of the North at Fort Abercrombie
Date of Original1870?
CreatorMorrow, Stanley J.
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionMen, women, and a horse and covered wagon cross the Red River on a ferry near Fort Abercrombie. Another wagon, several horses and people wait for the ferry's return on the far side of the river.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectTransportation
People
Water
Subject (LCTGM)Ferries
Horses
Carts & wagons
Rivers
LocationRed River of the North
Fort Abercrombie (Abercrombie, N.D.)
Decade1870-1879
Item Number00670-31
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryKnown historically as "the Gateway to the Dakotas" Fort Abercrombie was the first permanent United States military fort established in what was to become North Dakota. It was also the only post in the area to be besieged by Dakota (Sioux) warriors for more than six weeks during the Dakota conflict of 1862. During the Dakota Conflict, Minnesota Volunteer soldiers manned the fort when area settlers sought shelter there. The "regular" U.S. Army soldiers had been withdrawn during the Civil War and had been replaced by the Minnesota Voluteer Infantry. The fort was not protected by blockhouses or a palisade during the siege, but these defensive structures were constructed soon afterward.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionS.J. Morrow Photograph Collection 00670
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00670-31)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh0067031
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