Women as homesteaders exhibit now at Hjemkomst Center through March 6
A great deal of research has been compiled about the North Dakota men who made the lands their own through hard work and diligence, but very little was known about the independent women who homesteaded across the state and lived as neighbors alongside them.
Starting in the 1870s, thousands of single, divorced, and widowed women in North Dakota took advantage of the government's offer of "free land" and filed claims in their own names.
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