The Twin Cities also became a regional center for the arts with cultural institutions such as the Guthrie Theater, Minnesota Orchestra, and the Walker Art Center.
Subsequently, extensive trading networks developed in the region.
Europeans moving west during the 19th century, drove out most of the Native Americans.
Fort Snelling, built to protect United States territorial interests, brought early settlers to the area.
Around 5000 BC, people on the shores of Lake Superior (in Minnesota and portions of what is now Michigan, Wisconsin, and Canada) were the first on the continent to begin making metal tools.
Pieces of ore with high concentrations of copper were initially pounded into a rough shape, heated to reduce brittleness, pounded again to refine the shape, and reheated.
(Other sources suggest the Ojibwe reached Minnesota by 1620 or earlier.) There were also the Chiwere Ioway in the southwest, and possibly the Menominee in some parts of the southeast as well as other tribes which could have been either Algonquian or Chiwere to the northeast, alongside Lake Superior (possibilities include the Fauk, Sauk, and Missouria).The stone tools found from this era became smaller and more specialized to use these new food sources.They also devised new techniques for catching fish, such as fish hooks, nets, and harpoons.Within a few hundred years, the Mississippian culture reached into the southeast portion of the state, and large villages were formed.The Dakota Native American culture may have descended from some of the peoples of the Mississippian culture.It is natural so reclaim your youth and try striking up a relationship, whether romantic or just friendship, with a younger lady!