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Dakota Territory was the name of the northernmost part of the Louisiana Purchase of the United States. From Frank Bond, Louisiana and the Louisiana Purchase. ...


Most of Dakota Territory was formerly part of Minnesota Territory. When Minnesota became a state in 1858, much of the leftover area fell unorganized. When the Yankton Treaty was signed later that year ceding much of what had been Lakota land to the U.S. Government, early settlers formed an unofficial provisional government and unsuccessfully lobbied for territory status. However, it wasn't until three years later when President Abraham Lincoln's brother-in-law, J.B.S. Todd, personally lobbied for territory status that Washington finally acknowledged Dakota Territory. Minnesota Territory was an organized territory of the United States from March 3, 1849 to May 11, 1858, when Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state. ... State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... 1858 is a common year starting on Friday. ... The Lakota (friends or allies, sometimes also spelled Lakhota) are a Native American tribe, also known as the Sioux (see Names). ... A provisional government is an emergency or interim government set up when a political void has been created by the collapse of a previous administration or regime. ... A territory is a defined area (including land and waters), usually considered to be a possession of an animal, person, organization, or institution. ... Order: 16th President Vice President: Hannibal Hamlin (1861-1865); Andrew Johnson (1865) Term of office: March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865 Preceded by: James Buchanan Succeeded by: Andrew Johnson Date of birth: February 12, 1809 Place of birth: Hardin County, Kentucky (now in LaRue County) Date of death: April 15... Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C., Washington, the Nations Capital, or the District, and historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United States of America, and as such, the word Washington is often used as a...


It became a historic, organized territory on March 2, 1861, and divided into the states of North Dakota and South Dakota on November 2, 1889. At times, the territory of Dakota Territory included parts of present-day Montana and Wyoming; the territory was reduced in 1863 to the present boundaries of the Dakotas. In the history of the United States, an organized territory is a territory for which the United States Congress has enacted an Organic Act. ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... State nickname: Peace Garden State, Roughrider State, Flickertail State Other U.S. States Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Governor John Hoeven (R) Official languages English Area 183 272 km² (19th)  - Land 178 839 km²  - Water 4 432 km² (2. ... State nickname: The Mount Rushmore State Other U.S. States Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Governor Mike Rounds (R) Official languages English Area 199,905 km² (17th)  - Land 196,735 km²  - Water 3,173 km² (1. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: Treasure State Other U.S. States Capital Helena Largest city Billings Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) Official languages English Area 381,156 km² (4th)  - Land 377,295 km²  - Water 3,862 km² (1%) Population (2000)  - Population 902,195 (44th)  - Density 2. ... State nickname: Equality State Other U.S. States Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Official languages English Area 253,554 km² (10th)  - Land 251,706 km²  - Water 1,851 km² (0. ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Dakotas is a collective term used in the United States to refer to the states of North and South Dakota together. ...


The territorial capital was Yankton from 1861 until 1883, when it was moved to Bismarck. The admission of the two states, rather than simply one, was done for a number of reasons. The northern and southern portions of the territory had significant differences. On a national level, there was pressure from the Republican Party to admit the two states rather than one to add political power in the Senate. Yankton is a city located in Yankton County, South Dakota. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Capitol building Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota, a state of the United States of America. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


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From 1861 to 1890, Dakota Territory (what is now the two states of North and South Dakota) sent a single non-voting Delegate to the United States House of Representatives. ... Dakota Territory existed as an entity from 1861 until 1889, when it was divided into the states of North Dakota and South Dakota. ... These are historic regions of the United States, meaning regions that were legal entities in the past, or which the average modern American would no longer immediately recognize as a regional description. ...


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Dakota Territory was the name of the northernmost part of the Louisiana Purchase of the United States.
At times, the territory of Dakota Territory included parts of present-day Montana and Wyoming; the territory was reduced in 1863 to the present boundaries of the Dakotas.
The territorial capital was Yankton from 1861 until 1883, when it was moved to Bismarck.
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