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Claimed by France in 1671, forts were established in the Minnesota area from 1686-1762. In 1762, the area was ceded to France, and then to Great Britain in 1763. It was controlled by British fur traders in the Northwest Company from 1763-1819, except a small portion ceded to the United States in 1783, and another part acquired in the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.[1]


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  1. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 601. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998