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History of North Dakota

View Looking North of Menoken Indian Village; Photo by Andrew Kerr, 5.20.2010

Summary History of North Dakota
A brief historical overview of the state up to 1989. The summary was written by Larry Remele (Education & Interpretation Division, State Historical Society of North Dakota) for the 1989 North Dakota Blue Book, a publication of the North Dakota Secretary of State.
A short history of North Dakota is also available through the American Memories Project at the Library of Congress site.

Chronology of North Dakota History
A chronological listing of events in North Dakota's history from 9500 B.C. to A.D. 1988. The chronology was compiled for the North Dakota Blue Book by Curt Eriksmoen, 1989 North Dakota Blue Book editor, Secretary of State's office, and Larry Remele, State Historical Society of North Dakota. Additions and corrections for early chronology provided by Paul R. Picha, Chief Archeologist, January 2007.
The chronology ends at 1988, the eve of North Dakota's Centennial of Statehood.

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