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Indian Pride | Spirituality | Part 1

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Dr. William LoneFight, Sisseton Wahpeton College, SD, talks about how Native Americans relate to their ancestors. Hollis Chough of Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, discusses how Native American traditions relate to spirituality. Pat Leading Fox of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma describes a belief in Christianity. Michael Marchand, Chairman of the Colville Tribe of Washington, believes a purpose of life is to teach others how to respect the Earth.

Jefferson on Lewis and Clark | Part 2

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Clay Jenkinson, a scholar of the humanities and author, portrays Thomas Jefferson.                                                   

In this clip Mr. Jefferson answers an audience question about his plans for the West, the Louisiana Purchase, and relationships with native tribes.

Indian Pride, Gaming: Part 2

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JuniKae Randall interviews Philip Hogen, chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission, about how Indian gaming affects local and statewide communities.

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.

Jerry Jacobson: Maple Syrup Maker | Prairie Mosaic Shorts

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Harvesting maple syrup has a long history in Minnesota, dating back to the 1500s when Native Americans transformed sap into maple sugar. Today, Jerry Jacobson of Vergas, MN has perfected his method of making maple syrup by realizing that winter weather conditions have a direct effect on his harvest in the spring. Learn more in this profile from Prairie Mosaic Shorts. 

Red River Divide | Flood Control Part 1

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With each succeeding flood along the Red River, attempts have been made to develop and provide more effective permanent flood control, including earthen dikes and flood walls, diversions, holding ponds, and home buyouts. Better flood forecasting by the National Weather Service has enabled local and state governments to plan and react more effectively.

Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota | Gooseberry Fall State Park

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Learn about partnership of local experienced men and Civilian Conservation Corps boys at Gooseberry Falls State Park.

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