The oldest existing human-made structures in the Twin Cities are so much older than anything else that the rest of the constructed landscape around it, from the past 150 years, seems paltry. These ancient structures are the cities’ Hopewellian mounds, circular earthworks built thousands of years ago, found all across the continent. In Minnesota, there are 15,000 mounds. There are more than 1,100 in Hennepin County alone, with many more in Ramsey and Scott Counties, as well.
Andy Sturdevant: At Indian Mounds Park, the sense of continuity is striking
“Our language was basically stripped from us a generation or two ago. The children were forbidden to talk their native language,” said Tom Barrett, who heads an Ojibwe youth camp that is helping restore the once-forbidden language