I've been trying to find info on my great grandfather in Mandan, North Dakota... I have a lot on him...but not his first wife. I could never find him in 1879 to 1899 in North Dakota... I found a record of his discharge info... discharged from the 7th Calvary at Ft Meade, near Mandan, Dakota Territory.... Mandan North Dakota was once in South Dakota area...near Fort Meade....really? This is just an FYI... don't let a location stop your research...I know this...and it still didn't occur to me to look at Dakota Territory or South Dakota for Mandan.