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Dakota Superintendency

Created in 1861 after Dakota Territory was organized, its original boundaries reached from the 43rd parallel to Canada and from Minnesota and Iowa to the Continental Divide.  Indians in this geographic region were previously under the jurisdiction of the Central Superintendency.  By 1868, the Dakota Superintendency was reduced to include only present-day North and South Dakota.  It was discontinued in 1870, reactivated in 1877 and terminated in 1878.