Federal grant will help Minneapolis study Indian sites for preservation
Now that it has an Indigenous Peoples Day, Minneapolis will focus some of its historic preservation efforts on better understanding its American Indian past.
The city’s historic preservation staff will oversee the study of native people in the area both before and since white exploration and settlement. It plans to complete a background study by the summer of 2016 that is expected to lead to local designation of historic districts and properties. That study will be used to identify areas, buildings, structures, objects, sites and cultural landscapes worthy of further research.