The 19th century saw rapid economic, cultural, and political change in the region. The fur trade brought European men of many nations to compete for economic advantage; the army demonstrated the power of the United States government; Dakota Territory was established; and pioneers from the States and Europe began to build farms and towns. All of these changes had a profound effect on the native peoples of the northern plains.
Document Set 1: Winter Counts
Document Set 2: Creating Dakota Territory
Document Set 3: Armed Conflict
Document Set 4: Frontier Scout
Document Set 5: Fred Gerard and the Fur Trade
Document Set 6: Gardens at Frontier Military Posts 1864-1880
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