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rural and agricultural, with grain farms and cattle ranches, North
Dakota gets its name from the Dakota division of the Sioux Indians
who lived on the plains before the Europeans arrived.
"Dakota" means "friend." French-Canadian
soldier and fur trader Pierre Gaultier de Varennes was the first
known white explorer to visit the home of the Dakota in
North Dakota was one of the last areas
of the frontier to be settled by non-Native Americans, and even
today, it's not a highly populated state.
Dakota, whose capital is Bismarck, joined the Union in 1889 as the
39th state. Appropriately, the state flower is the wild prairie