US 1970 Fort Snelling Keelboat and Tepees 6c. Scott. 1409

US 1970 Fort Snelling Keelboat and Tepees 6c. Scott. 1409

Series: Fort Snelling Issue

Stamp details: Fort Snelling Keelboat and Tepees

Issued date: 17-10-1970 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 6c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1409
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1405
Michel (Germany): 1011
Yvert et Tellier (France): 902

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Giori Press

Stamp Colors: Yellow and multicolored

Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Fort, Boat, Transports

Total print: 134,795,000 (estimate)

Note: 150th Anniversary of Fort Snelling, MN, which was an important outpost for the opening of the Northwest.

Description:- Fort Snelling is a former military fortification and National Historic Landmark in the U.S. state of Minnesota on the bluffs overlooking the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. The military site was initially named Fort Saint Anthony, but it was renamed Fort Snelling once its construction was completed in 1825. The U.S. Army supported slavery at the fort by allowing its soldiers to bring their personal enslaved people. These included African Americans, Dred Scott and Harriet Robinson Scott who lived at the fort in the 1830s as enslaved people. In the 1840s the Scotts sued for their freedom, arguing that having lived in “free territory” made them free leading to the landmark case Dred Scott v. Sandford. Slavery ended at the fort just before Minnesota statehood in 1858.