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Unit 4: Building a New State, 1878 - 1914

In 1889, at the end of the Great Boom in population, North Dakota became a state. Two railroads brought people here and took their products to distant markets. The Homestead Act and other land laws encouraged agricultural settlement. Pioneers from more than a dozen nations implanted their cultural traditions which shaped their communities and helped to create the social order of the new state.

Document Sets:

Document Set 1: Women Suffrage at Statehood

Document Set 2: Pioneer Farms

Document Set 3: Ranching

Document Set 4: Fort Berthold Indian Affair, 1911

Document Set 5: The Private Lives of Teenagers

Maps:

Colton's Map of Dakota (1885)

Map of Indian Reservations in U.S. (1885)

Statehood Map (1889)

Railroad and County Map of Dakota (1884)

Railroad Commissioner's Map (1913)

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