Exploring Minnesota. Chapter 2: The First Minnesotans. What is Minnesota?. State Bird -- Loon. State Fish --. State Tree --. Click for State Symbols. Chapter Objectives. Explain how the land and climate of Minnesota have changed over time
Chapter 2: The First Minnesotans
Bryan Site- Spring of ’51, equipment operators at a newly opened gravel pit along the Cannon River were startled to observe human skeletons intermixed with the gravel they were mining. Professor Lloyd Wilford at the University of Minnesota was contacted and immediately visited the site and found the workmen had discovered a major town site dating back to the beginning of the 2nd millennia A.D. Investigation revealed that the site covered about 65 acres and consisted of a large group of 173 mounds. The site was named the Bryan Site after the family that owned the property since the end of the 19th century.
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