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

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Itasca State Park was one of the first forest camps in Minnesota to receive a company of Civilian Conservation Corps enrolees.

Indian Pride | Treaties and Sovereignty | Part 2

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JuniKae Randall interviews John Echohawk, the executive director of the Native American Rights Fund, about the unique relationship between tribes and the federal government, including treaties and tribal sovereignty. EchoHawk explains treaties, and discusses the rights of sovereign nations regarding the practice of making treaties from first contact in1492 to adoption in the US constitution in 1787. He speaks about the use of interpretors, the difficulty of the process resulting in fairly brief documents.

Germans from Russia in South America | Difficulties in the "Jungle"

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When the first settlers arrive in South America between 1877 and 1878, they found the environment unfamiliar to what they experienced in Russia.

Built on Agriculture - Selkirk Settlers | Building Community

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After the Battle of Seven Oaks, peace came to the Red River, but  the challenges of droughts, pests, and floods persisted. No more new settlers came direct from Scotland after 1815, but the colony was a centre to which fur traders could retire, and occasional settlers could come from Canada.

Prairie Churches | Lighthouse on the Prairie

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Learn about David Haslekaas and his personal crusade to preserve Hitterdal Lutheran Church, Milton North Dakota, as well as a photographic tour of other beautiful churches in North Dakota, Manitoba, and Minnesota.

Lewis and Clark Pathways | Smallpox

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Smallpox had the most devastating effect on sedentary tribes that built permanent settlements, decimating the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara, rather than nomadic tribes like the Sioux.

Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota | Education

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Education in Civilian Conservation Corps was an important as putting these young men to work.

The Bank of North Dakota | The NPL and the Bank

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Learn how A. C. Townley’s Non-Partisan League’s membership rose quickly and soon endorsed candidates for their state ownership platform. The NPL-controlled legislature passed several bills providing support to farmers, including creation of the only state-owned bank in the country.

The NPL-controlled legislature passed several bills providing support to farmers, including creation of the only state-owned bank in the country.

A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson | A Unique View

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Wayne Gudmundson discusses his black and white photographic techniques and philosophies. Wayne Gudmundson’s black and white photographs are admired not only for their beauty, but also for their cultural significance – they capture the grandeur of Gudmundson’s native North Dakota landscape with a focus that evokes a meaningful sense of place. A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson chronicles the route this prolific photographer has taken – how his Icelandic heritage relates to his craft, the mentors and muses that inspire him, the students who enthuse him, and the philosophy that explains his considered view.

Johnson Family Band; "Riverboat Gambler"

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This collection of musicians came together from a variety of musical backgrounds to celebrate a common love of traditional mountain bluegrass. Their original songs are rooted with a traditional moutain feeling. A mix of bluegrass, jazz, and pop, are what makes them unique.

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