When the first Europeans arrived, the Minnesota region was populated by the
Sioux and the Ojibwés (Chippewas). It was covered from the middle of the
eighteenth century by French fur hunters, namely Médard Chouart Groseilliers and
Pedra Radisson (1655-1659).
In 1679, a French expedition was carried out in
the north of the territory. Extremely it was erected on the shores of Lake
Superior and the region affirmed in the name of France. Following the Paris
Treaty of 1763, Minnesota was surrendered to England. This in turn surrendered
it to the United States in 1783, after the war of Independence. The fur trade,
limited to the only American citizens after 1815, was therefore controlled by
the American Fur Company John Jacob Astor.
At the end of several treaties, Sioux (1851) then Chippewas (1854-1855)
yielded more than 11 million hectares of territory. Therefore, the colonists'
wave has amplified. The population went from 5 354 inhabitants in 1850 to more
than 000 in 1860. Minnesota became part of the Union on May 11, 1858, as the
thirty-second American state.
Despite a war against Sioux in the 1860s, Minnesota continued to develop
thanks to massive immigration from Swedes, Norwegians and Finns. In 1870, it had
more than 500,000 inhabitants. The economic development of the region rested on
the wheat crop, the wood industries, mining and cattle raising. Industries began
to diversify in the 1970s. In 1993, the region was hit hard by floods in the
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Universities in Minnesota
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
The state University of Minnesota, or its main
campus, is located in the metropolitan region of the
cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The University
of Minnesota currently has over 51,000 students,
making it the third largest state university in the
United States. The University of Minnesota has
produced several Nobel Prize winners. These include
Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Medicine,
Business and the Nobel Peace Prize. There are
further campuses in Duluth, Crookston and Morris.
The University of Minnesota was founded in 1851,
making it the oldest university in the state.
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud State University was founded in 1869 and
is now the second largest university in the state of
Minnesota. Around 17,000 students are currently
studying at the following faculties:
- College of Science and Engineering
- College of Liberal Arts School of Education
- School of Health and Human Services
- GR Herberger Business School
- School of Computers
- Engineering and environment
- School of the Public Affairs
- School of the Arts