The region of present-day North Dakota is populated by Indian tribes - Ojibwés,
Cheyennes and Sioux (Dakotas) - when it was explored in 1738 by the Canadian
Pedra do Vérendrye.
In the 1790s, the Canadian Northwest Company and the
Hudson Bay Company set up trade counters on the Red River. The North Dakota then
passes under the control of the United States as part of the Louisiana purchase
from France in 1803. The border with Canada is definitely established in 1818,
on the 49th parallel. In 1861, a territory in Dakota comprising North Dakota and
South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming is created. The Dakotas Indians, deprived of
their land, are driven away from western Missouri. Numerous settlers, including
Norwegian and German immigrants, affluent in the 1870-1890s, attracted by
fertile agricultural land. The North Dakota joined the Union on November 2nd
1889, as the thirty-ninth American State.
Crisis of the 1930s
The North Dakota was touched by the crisis of the 1930s, causing mass
emigration. The local economy, however, rebounded with prosperity during the
Second World War. The oil and coal industries developed particularly in the
1970s. The population of North Dakota decreased in the 1980s as well as in the
early 1990s; it is now below its 1920 level.
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Universities, scientific institutions in North Dakota
University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
The University of North Dakota is located in the city of Grand Forks
and was founded in 1883. It is the oldest university in the state and even 6
years older than the state itself. A total of over 13,000 students study here,
making the University of North Dakota the largest university in North Dakota.
The university has the following faculties:
- Natural sciences
- law Sciences
North Dakota State University in Fargo
The North Dakota State University in the city of Fargo is a state university
that was founded in 1890. With approximately 12,000 students, North Dakota State
University is the second largest university in the state after the University of
North Dakota. The university's research is very good and the university has
gained a special reputation in the fields of agriculture, nanotechnology and
radio frequency identification.