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Prairie Churches | Count Berthold von Imhoff (Part 1 of 2)

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Learn about a German immigrant artist, Berthold von Imhof, who began in eastern Pennsylvania, then moved to Saskatchewan, his base for work that spread to the Dakotas, Minnesota, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Prairie Churches | Count Berthold von Imhoff (Part 2 of 2)

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Learn about a Roman Catholic, Berthold von Imhoff who painted for churches of many denominations, often donating his work and making each unique. 

Prairie Churches | Buildings are Total Sensory Experiences

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Hear how NDSU Architectural Historian Ronald L. M. Ramsay explains that some prairie churches are lean and spare, some ornate, but all are influenced by their immigrant congregations’ old country traditions. The story of St. Joachim Catholic Church, La Broquerie, Manitoba, illustrates the point.

Prairie Churches | Hope and Prayer

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Learn about the Viking Lutheran Church in Maddock, North Dakota. Dedicated in 1909 it was at that time the largest Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church between the Twin Cities and Seattle.

Richard Bresnahan: The Taste of the Clay | Saint John’s Pottery Program

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Learn about the people and concepts involved in the development of the pottery program, and the unique clay used, at Saint John's University.

Richard Bresnahan: The Taste of the Clay | Glazing and Design Traditions

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This video clip explains how the eco-consciousness and farming roots of Master Potter Richard Bresnahan influence the creation of the glazes and pottery designs he chooses.

Richard Bresnahan: The Taste of the Clay | The Johanna Kiln

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Learn about the unusual naming of the kiln at Saint John's University. The unique and complex kiln used to fire the pottery is named after Sister Johanna Becker, OSB, a guiding force at Saint John's University.

Indian Pride, Health: Part 4

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 The Turtle Mountain Metis Fiddlers perform. The fiddlers are from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota.

Indian Pride, Heroes: Part 4

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JuniKae Randall introduces Quintanya Claw of the Navajo Nation of Arizona who shares songs from a wooden flute.

 

 

Minnesota Legacy Short | Lloyd Wiese: Woodworker

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Lloyd Wiese has been crafting a wide variety of cedar and steamer trunks, keepsake and special moments boxes for many years. For Wiese, there is character in the wood and a natural personality that he tries to reveal in each piece he crafts.

Indian Pride, Economic Development: Part 5

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Joe Garcia, a member of the San Juan Pueblo of New Mexico and president of the National Congress of American Indians, sings a traditional lullaby. 

Germans from Russia in South America | Music

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One of the art forms deeply connected with church was music. German music is still strong and present, especially during celebrations.

Indian Pride: Myths and Real Truths | Part 4

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JuniKae Randall introduces Lefty's Little Steppers, dance group from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota, demonstrate their craft.

Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota | Flandrau State Park

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One of the most unusual designs build by Civilian Conservation Corps, is at Flandrau State Park, Minnesota.

Richard Bresnahan: St. John's Pottery | MN Legacy Shorts

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After spending nearly four years in Japan as an apprentice for the Nakazato family, Richard Bresnahan returned to St. John's University with a wealth of pottery knowledge and skills. He set up a completely indigenous pottery studio, including the largest wood-firing kiln of its kind in North America. Learn more about Richard and his pottery program in this Prairie Mosaic Short. 

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