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Germans from Russia in South America | Holidays and Festivals

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Learn how Germans from Russia in South America celebrated holidays, such as Christmas, Easter and other.

One Shining Moment | Introduction and What Makes the 'B' Special

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Learn about the history of the North Dakota State 'B.' First played in 1933, the 'B' basketball tournament is the “crown jewel," the “Super Bowl,” of North Dakota sports, uniting small towns together. The rich history of North Dakota’s premier sporting event comes alive in this stirring documentary. Relive the game-defining moments, historic matches and outstanding players that make Class B basketball a cultural phenomenon in North Dakota.

Lewis and Clark Pathways | Pow-Wow

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A pow-wow is an athletic, artistic and ceremonial gathering or reunion of Native American peoples. Pow-wows are traditionally held to celebrate or to honor people.

Indian Pride, Heroes: Part 3

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Emmit White of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa in Arizona tells traditional stories, the first about a little boy and Rabbit, and the second about Coyote. 

The Germans from Russia | Changes in Russia and Immigration to North America

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In this clip, Germans from Russia hear of the opportunity in America, and begin to realize that if they stay in Europe they may lose their German autonomy and be blended into the Russian culture. Although leaving is difficult, some say as hard as a death, they begin their journey from the land-locked country they have known and board ships towards the Americas for a difficult journey. The Germans from Russia: Children of the Steppe, Children of the Prairie is the story of the Germans from Russia -- agricultural pioneers on several continents whose quest for land and peace shaped them into a distinctive and enduring ethnic group.

Prairie Churches | Hail and Brimstone

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Listen to stories of building the South Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rothsay, Minnesota, and St. Peter and Paul Church, Strasburg, North Dakota, the latter including a significant hailstorm. Other churches in North Dakota, Minnesota and Canada are also shown.

Built on Agriculture - Selkirk Settlers | Farming Economy

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The big accomplishment of the settlement was to show that you could establish a farming economy on the prairies. The big thing about farming settlement is the density of population. One of the reasons that Selkirk moved into this territory is that he wanted to preserve most of Western Canada from Americans.

Uganda: Sustainable Tourism | Makerere University Program

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Learn about Makerere University and the University of Manitoba partnership. The goal is developing leadership and human resource capacity at the university level to provide sustained training and integration at all levels of the tourism industry.

Indian Pride | Spirituality | Part 3

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Joseph Fire Crow of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana performs traditional music through singing, flutes, and other instruments.

Rivers, Roads, Rails, and Air | Peerless Transportation

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Learn about the role of railroads in North Dakota history. In their time, railroads had no peer in their ability to move people and goods, although shipping costs were high. The railroad companies helped increase immigration to North Dakota by actively marketing the opportunities here to foreigners, especially Scandinavians and Germans from Russia.

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