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Lewis and Clark's North Dakota: Retracing Lewis and Clark's Steps

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Lewis and Clark’s Journey began in St. Louis in 1803.  The Corps of Discovery proceeded northwest traveling mostly by river.  Today people follow the trail that Lewis and Clark once paved into uncharted territory.

WWII Prairie Memories | Tragedy and Comedy, Life in the Military

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Listen to some of the strongest wartime memories of sailor Jack Schulstad, Barnesville, MN;aviation cadet Henry LaBore, Fargo, ND; sailor John Harrison Abel, Hitterdal, MN; infantryman Loren Olson, Ada, MN; Canadian Army sapper Fred Herring, Morris, MB, and infantryman LeRoy Quernemoen, Fergus Falls, MN. Develop an appreciation for WWII Veterans.

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.

Indian Pride, Heroes: Part 2

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JuniKae Randall interviews Billy Mills, 1964 Olympic gold medalist, about his heroes. He shares a traditional teaching, and talks about his personal family heroes, including his wife Pat. He also honors Olympic decathlon athlete Buster Charles, Oneida, Wisconsin who went to Flandreaux Indian School and St. Joseph's Indian School; and John Ecohawk, Pawnee, Executive Director of the Native American Rights Fund. 

Minnesota Legacy Short | The Orphan Trains

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In the 1800s, the railroads faced a problem - farm labor shortages along their newly expanded westward lines threatened profitability. Not surprisingly, in 1853, they jumped at the chance to support a New York City minister's idea - an early version of foster care that would find homes for the city's orphans on farms in the Midwest. Until the program ended in 1929, more than a quarter of a million abandoned, homeless, and orphaned children were taken from the streets, tenements, and orphanages of New York City and sent to uncertain futures with strangers.

Uganda: Sustainable Tourism | Growing Tourism

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Learn about growing tourism in Uganda. Dr. Campbell believes there is a tremendous potential to expand the nature - based tourism.

Built on Agriculture - Selkirk Settlers | Battle of Seven Oaks

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Pemmican was a high-calorie, concentrated, portable food that has been described as the fuel on which the fur trade canoe brigades ran. In 1814 Miles Macdonell issued a proclamation, forbidding the export of pemmican.The North West Company regarded this as an attack on their business. The next year, 1815, the Company terrorized the colonists, and persuaded many of them to leave.

Germans from Russia in South America | Soybean Production

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Brazil is one of the largest exporters of soybean. Santa Rosa is called the soybean capital of the country where the soybean production was started originally.

The Changing Face of Agriculture | Economics

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The video examines agricultural life as it had been buffeted by world markets, federal farm policy, increased costs, and the weather. Efficiency is the most important factor for successful farming today.  Cheaper feeds, reducing equipment costs, diversifying and being creative have helped farmers stay profitable as agriculture changes.

Indian Pride, Government Structure: Part 1

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Indian government structure varies from tribe to tribe across the United States. In this segment, five different government structures are explained by:

Hollis Chough, Salt River Pima-Maricopa of Arizona

Chief Earl Old Person, chairman of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana

Mary Thomas, former governor of the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona

Johnny Jamerson, vice chair of the Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California 

Brian Vallo, director of the Sky City Cultural Center of Acoma, New Mexico

Minnesota Legacy Short | AC Townley and The Rise of the Nonpartisan League

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At the turn of the 20th century, the Socialist Party established a strong foothold in Minnesota and North Dakota. But the party’s lasting influence is not in the handful of local elections that its candidates won -- but in the ideas it sparked in Nonpartisan League founder A. C. Townley.

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