Colorized post card view of Indian Mounds Park, 1908.

Indian Mounds Park post card

Post card view of Indian Mounds Park, 1908.

Colorized post card view of Indian Mounds Park, 1904.

Post card view of Indian Mounds Park

Post card view of Indian Mounds Park, 1904.

Black and white photograph of Mounds Park ca. 1910. This image shows a commanding view of the river canyon from the mounds.

Mounds Park with a view of the Mississippi River

Mounds Park, ca. 1910. This image shows a commanding view of the river canyon from the mounds.

Black and white photograph of Mounds Park, 1910.

Mounds Park

Mounds Park, 1910.

Black and white photograph of two of the mounds, with walking path, at Indian Mounds Park, ca. 1900.

Two mounds at Indian Mounds Park

Two of the mounds with walking paths at Indian Moudns Park, ca. 1900.

Black and white photograph of Mounds Park, St. Paul, c.1890s.

Mounds Park, St. Paul

Mounds Park, St. Paul, ca.1890s. This image shows the Mounds Park area before installation of walkways or roads. The view looks northwest toward downtown St. Paul.

Indian Mounds Park, St. Paul

The six burial mounds at St. Paul’s Indian Mounds Park are among the oldest human-made structures in Minnesota. Along with mounds in Crow Wing, Itasca, and Beltrami Counties, they are some of the northernmost burial mounds on the Mississippi River. They comprise the only ancient American Indian burial mounds still extant inside a major U.S. city.

Black and white photograph of Indian Civilian Conservation Corps crew on the stockade site at the end of the first day of work, Grand Portage, Minnesota, 1937. Photographed by Willoughby Maynard Babcock, Jr.

Indian Civilian Conservation Corps crew

Indian Civilian Conservation Corps crew on the stockade site at the end of the first day of work, Grand Portage, Minnesota, 1937. Photographed by Willoughby Maynard Babcock, Jr.

Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota, 1933–1942

The U.S. Congress paved the way for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) when it passed the Emergency Conservation Work (ECW) Act in March 1933, at the height of the Great Depression. This New Deal program offered meaningful work to young men with few employment prospects. It resulted in a lasting legacy of forestry, soil, and water conservation, as well as enhancements to Minnesota's state and national parks.

Black and white photograph of students and a teacher at an Indian boarding school, c.1900.

American Indian boarding school teacher and students

Students and a teacher at an American Indian boarding school, c.1900.

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