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Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota | Indian Division

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Native Americans were especially hit by the Depression. Because many tribal members did not qualify for the CCC program,  a separate division was established.

Prairie Places | Fort Buford

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Fort Buford was established at the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers in the late 1860s, where it served a major role in the Great Sioux War.  Life at the fort was typical of similar forts throughout the plains in the second half of the 19th century.

WWII Prairie Memories | American Ingenuity and Allied Tenacity and Vengeance

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Listen to wartime accounts from Army officer Bernie Wagner, Valley City, ND; infantryman Ambrey Thomas, Moorhead, MN; Marine paratrooper Lyle Bjone, Kathryn, ND; Canadian infantryman Elmer Rempel, Morris, MB, sailor David Boisjolie, Fargo, ND; and Canadian Army signalman Sam Sadler. 

World War II veterans are extraordinary – their bravery inspires us and their sacrifices secured the freedoms we treasure. WWII Prairie Memories is an important collection of veteran voices, a precious piece of history, that communicates the personal challenges and spiritual experiences that define this generation of heroes. All three episodes are compilations of selected veteran narratives recorded at these locations: Veterans Bonanzaville USA, West Fargo ND; ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora ND; Prairie Public Studios, Fargo ND; Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, Moorhead MN; and Morris Legion, Morris MB.

WWII Prairie Memories | On the Beaches and in the Air

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Listen to WWII stories from Navy nurse Hjerdis Watson, Fargo, ND; Army Infantrymen Harold Bach, Dickinson, ND; and Russell Deserly, New Town, ND; Air Corps Pilot and POW George Ott, Dickinson, ND; and Canadian Sailor William Rolls tell their stories.

World War II veterans are extraordinary; their bravery inspires us and their sacrifices secured the freedoms we treasure. WWII Prairie Memories is an important collection of veteran voices, a precious piece of history that communicates the personal challenges and spiritual experience that define this generation of heroes. All three episodes are compilations of selected veteran narratives recorded at these locations: Veterans Bonanzaville USA, West Fargo ND; ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora ND; Prairie Public Studios, Fargo ND; Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, Moorhead MN; and Morris Legion, Morris MB.

Germans from Russia in South America | Housing

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Volga colonists settled in Argentina didn't want to live separated. But the government wanted them to live separately.

Indian Pride, Education: Part 1

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JuniKae Randall introduces topic of Education, which takes many forms for Native Americans. An overview of Indian education is covered through interviews with Harold "Gus" Frank, Chairman of the Forest County Potawatomi of Wisconsin; Lucius Kyyitan, a member of the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona; Joni M. Ramos, a member of the Salt Riva Pima-Maricopa of Arizona; Curtis Ray Benally, Deputy Director of the Diné College in New Mexico; and Carol Tatsey-Murray, former president of the Blackfeet Community College in Montana.

Brad Bachmeier: Ceramic Artist

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Minnesota State University Moorhead Art Department Professor and Ceramic Artist Brad Bachmeier makes remarkably beautiful and diverse looking ceramic art using a potter's wheel and the Raku method of firing his pots.

Cotton Wood - A Father's Justice

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The bluegrass band, Cotton Wood, claim Washburn, ND as their home. After ten years together, all four original members still enjoy making music with each other and entertaining audiences.

Rivers, Roads, Rails, and Air | Barnstorming

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Learn about early airplanes, and how they were a novelty and flying a source of entertainment for bystanders, but quickly became essential in the transportation of passengers and goods.

E-Business | Web Security

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Learn about the importance of web security which becomes top priority with more information changing hands electronically.

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