Fort Snelling’s Deep Time Stories

February 10th, 2020

How can we reach a deeper understanding of the human and non-human histories of the landscapes we are familiar with? A deep time reading of Fort Snelling, Minnesota.

Centering upon a site that she is, on a quotidian level, deeply familiar with, Roopali Phadke ruminates upon what stories a “deep time” reading of what is now known as Fort Snelling in Minnesota could reveal. It is through a kind of “Anthropocenic reckoning,” she suggests, that we might begin to know more and know deeply about the human and non-human histories that precede us.