Fort Totten State Historic Site, Fort Totten

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Fort Totten State Historic Site is a historic fort that sits on the shores of Devils Lake near Fort Totten, North Dakota. During its 13 years of operation as a fort, Fort Totten was used during the American Indian wars to enforce the peace among local Native American tribes and to protect transportation routes. After its closing in 1890, it operated until 1959 as a Native American boarding school, called the Fort Totten Indian Industrial School. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971; in its nomination form, the State Historical Society of North Dakota called it "one of the best preserved military posts... in the Trans-Mississippi West for the Indian Wars period".
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  • This is a hidden gem! It’s a well kept historic fort that allows its visitors a glimpse into life at the fort/school. Walking around Fort Totten takes you through all areas of life during the hard.....  more
    This is a hidden gem! It’s a well kept historic fort that allows its visitors a glimpse into life at the fort/school. Walking around Fort Totten takes you through all areas of life during the hard.....  more »
  • We were driving past and decided to stop as it was raining and the fishing was a bit slow. Fort Totten did not disappoint! The buildings are well maintained and there is something educational in... 
    We were driving past and decided to stop as it was raining and the fishing was a bit slow. Fort Totten did not disappoint! The buildings are well maintained and there is something educational in...  more »
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  • A great piece of local history and well worth the few dollars for admission. The old buildings are preserved well and they have a wealth of historical artifacts with a lot of information. Plan to spend an hour (or more if you're really into history) exploring the entire fort.
  • Very interesting historical site. Many buildings to visit and information to read.

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