Red River Ox Carts

Early Explorers and Pioneers

The New Capitol: St. Paul vs. St. Peter

The Minnesota

​Territorial Pioneers

Our Heritage and Our History

The History of Minnesota Territory

Established May 11, 1897 - Incorporated 1924

Minnesota Territory - Early History

The history of Minnesota Territory, is the history of who we are

and how we arrived here as a people.


The men and women who settled this state came from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and origins. 

To learn more about the exciting history of Minnesota Territory, click on the links below.