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 Set 1: Women Suffrage at Statehood
Document Set 2: Pioneer Farms
Document Set 3: Ranching
Document Set 4: Fort Berthold Indian Fair, 1911
Document Set 5: The Private Lives of Teenagers