Upon the arrival of the first Europeans, the region of the two Dakotas are
populated by Indian tribes, including Cheyenne and Sioux (Dakotas). Exploration
begins in 1738 with the trips of the Canadian Pedra do Vérendrye.
hunting hunters and fur traders at the end of the 18th century, the area becomes
one of the centers of fur traffic. It passes to the United States as part of the
Louisiana purchase from France, in 1803. The Lewis and Clark expedition
(1804-1806) crosses the region. The first permanent colony of the Southeast
Dakota established in 1817. In 1832, Forte Pedra Chouteau is built by the
American Fur Company of the German-American trader John Jacob
Astor. Colonization is slow until 1874, when gold is discovered in the Black
Hills. Settlers flock, attracted by this new wealth and fertile land. The
Dakotas Indians, deprived of their land, are driven away from western
Missouri. In 1861, a territory in Dakota is created that comprises South Dakota
and North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.
In 1876, other gold deposits are discovered, of which the Homestake lode
celebrates, near Lead. The region then experienced a period of rapid
colonization between 1879 and 1886. In 1889, the Dakotas were separated. The
South Dakota joined the Union on November 2nd 1889, as the 40th American
State. In the face of chronic drought problems in the west of the state, vast
dams were built in the 1940s on Missouri. Four artificial lakes now allow to
control the floods, to irrigate the soils and to supply of the hydroelectric
energy. The state today is faced with the poverty of Indian reserves and the
disorder of its populations.
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Universities in South Dakota
South Dakota State University
The South Dakota State University in the city of Brookings is the
largest university in the state with approximately 13,000 students. South Dakota
State University was founded in 1881 as the Dakota Agriculture College. South
Dakota State University has a particularly good reputation for its courses and
research in the fields of agriculture, engineering and pharmacy. In terms of
research, South Dakota State University is considered one of the best in the US
Midwest. Theodor Schultz, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1979, is a
former student of South Dakota State University.
University of South Dakota
The University of South Dakota in the city of Vermilion was founded in
1862, making it the oldest university in the state of South Dakota. The
University of South Dakota has the only medical and law faculties in the state.
Around 10,000 students are currently studying here.