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Published October 19 2012

Fort Abercrombie project receives funding

FARGO – The Center for Heritage Renewal at North Dakota State University has received a $43,219 grant from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program to determine battlefield boundaries from the 1862 siege of Fort Ambercrombie, which was part of the Dakota War of 1862-64.

The grant is one of 27 National Park Service grants totaling $1.3 million to preserve and protect significant sites from all wars fought on American soil.

Funded projects help preserve battlefields from the Colonial-Indian Wars through World War II and include site mapping, archaeological studies, National Register of Historic Places nominations, and preservation and management plans.

Members of the NDSU research team are posting highlights from their research at heritagerenewal.org.