Questions: Sections 5-6
- Who established the first post office in North Dakota?
- When and where did the first school open in North Dakota?
- What did the local Catholic priest do after the US and Canada boundary was determined?
- Who re-opened the Pembina mission 25 years later?
- What was the name of the settlement that was set up 30 miles west of Pembina? What is it called today?
- What is the oldest building in North Dakota? Where is it located?
- Who established the first flour mill in North Dakota? What does a flour mill do?
- Who brought the first church bell to North Dakota? Where is it located today?
- What was named in honor of Father Belcourt?
- Who brought the first printing press to North Dakota?
- Who started the first permanent non-Indian agricultural community in North Dakota? What was named in his honor?
- Who spoke English, French, and nearly every Indian language in the territory? What was his nickname?
- What North Dakota city did Bottineau map out? What was named in his honor?
- What three men represented the Pembina District Métis in the Minnesota Territorial legislature?
- Who operated the first steamboat on the Red River? What was the name of the boat?
- How many names did the Red River’s first steamboat have? What were they?
- What finally put the steamboats out of business?
Critical Thinking Questions
- In 1873, a county was named in honor of Antoine Gingras. In 1881, it was renamed “Wells” in honor of Edward Wells, a banker from Jamestown who served for two years in the legislature of Dakota Territory. What do you think of this name change? Explain.
- Explain the steps in shipping a product from St. Louis to Fort Garry. Include the rivers used and each means of transportation.