Minnesota Territory, 1857

A map of Minnesota Territory in 1857, by J.H. Young. 

The Constitution of the State of Minnesota was signed in 1857. On May 11th, 1858, Minnesota was admitted into the Union as the 32nd state. Minnesota's non-Indian population grew dramatically between the 1850 and 1860 censuses, from 6,077 to 172,072--a 2,813-percent increase.