North Dakota Travel
North Dakota Tourism
On March 2, 1861, President James Buchanan signed
the bill creating the Dakota Territory, which originally included the area
covered today by both Dakotas as well as Montana and Wyoming. The name was taken
from that of the Dakota or Sioux Indian Tribe. Beginning about 1877, efforts
were made to bring Dakota into the Union as both a single state and as two
states. The latter was successful and on November 2, 1889, both North and South
Dakota were admitted.
Dakota is the Sioux Indian word for "friend".
North Dakota has a lot of wildlife. The creation of refuges and parks has kept the animal population strong, and travellers have plenty of good spots to view native species such as bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep and coyotes.
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