Knute Nelson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Knute Nelson

American politician

Date of Birth: 02-Feb-1843

Place of Birth: Voss, Hordaland, Norway

Date of Death: 28-Apr-1923

Profession: lawyer, politician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Knute Nelson

  • Knute Nelson (born Knud Evanger; February 2, 1843 – April 28, 1923) was an American attorney and politician active in both Wisconsin and Minnesota.
  • A Republican, he served in state and national positions: he was elected to the Wisconsin and Minnesota legislatures, was elected to the U.S.
  • House of Representatives and the United States Senate from Minnesota, and he served as the 12th Governor of Minnesota from 1893–1895.
  • He is known for promoting the Nelson Act of 1889 to consolidate the Ojibwe/Chippewa in Minnesota on a western reservation in the state, and require the breakup of their communal land by allotting it to individual households, with sales of the remainder to anyone, including non-natives.
  • This was similar to the Dawes Act of 1887, which had applied to Native American lands in the Indian Territory.

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