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Known as Chief Little Crow
(1810? July 3, 1863)
Dakota Sioux were the region's sole residents until explorers arrived from France in about 1680.
The city's land was acquired by the United States in a series of treaties and purchases negotiated with the Mdewakanton
band of the Dakota and separately with European nations.
Fort Snelling, built in 1819 by the United States Army at the convergence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers,
spurred growth in the area.
Present day Minneapolis was incorporated as a city on the Mississippi's west bank in 1867, the same year rail service
began between Minneapolis and Chicago, and joined with the east bank city of St. Anthony in 1872.
Minneapolis grew up around Saint Anthony Falls, the only waterfall on the Mississippi and the end of the commercially
navigable section of the river until locks were installed in the 1960s. The city's history is tied to the riverfront
and the falls, where, for the half century between 1880 and 1930, Minneapolis became the most important flour producing
city in the world.
The county was named in honor of the 17th-century explorer Father Louis Hennepin. The county seat is Minneapolis.
It is by far the most populous county in Minnesota; more than one in five Minnesotans live in Hennepin County.