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Red River Land | History of Red River Land | Part 3

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Erling Rolfsrud explains why the Red River is so winding and how river currents affect the path it takes northward.  His explanation includes information about why the Red River Valley is so flat and prone to flooding, and why the tributaries to the Red River start off flowing southward, but turn north before heading into the Red River.

Red River Divide | Cooperative Management

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Learn how, even though cooperation between North Dakota, Minnesota and Manitoba has existed for some years, the flood of 1997 served as a catalyst for even better and more intense cooperative management of the Red River. That management is working toward better water stewardship and protecting the river's assets, as well as the people and property along its meandering course.

Red River Land | History of Red River Land | Part 4

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Erling Rolfsrud talks about the impact of glaciers on the Red River Valley, how they formed hills and “kettle lakes” and left boulders in their path.

Mother Nature in Charge | Promises Made, Promises Broken

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A former resident of Devils Lake, Harriet Horner-Larson, has had to burn one lakefront home and leave another on higher ground due to the rising water. Her frustration concerning the lack of progress towards a solution is evident in her voice.

Lewis and Clark's North Dakota: Jefferson's Vision

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Thomas Jefferson had many purposes in mind when he commissioned the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Places of interest identified by Lewis and Clark became military and trading posts in future years.  Additionally, many new species of plants and animals were identified.  William Clark also produced one of the earliest maps of this region.

One Shining Moment | Great Teams and Dynasties | Part I

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Watch clips of the Minot Model, Mott, Kenmare, Ellendale, Oak Grove, and Wyndmere basketball teams from great games over the years. 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.

Prairie Places | Powers Reserved to the People

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The power of the people is discussed in terms of the initiative and the referendum. 

It's All Earth and Sky | Love of the Land and Growing Things

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The need to plant and nurture growing things is common among Germans from Russia, even off the farm. Each of the speakers share examples from their life experiences common to many Germans from Russia. 

 

Indian Pride | Historical Overview | Part 3

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Herbert Jim of the Seminole Tribe of Florida tells a story about how the alligator got the bumps on his back and why it likes to live in streams.

Indian Pride: Myths and Real Truths | Part 1

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Various speakers discuss myths and truths about Native Americans.

Speakers include: Mary Campbell, Hoopa Valley Tribe, CA

Joel Frank, Seminole Tribe of Florida

Cheryl Seidner, Chairwoman, Wiyot Tribe, CA

Sgt. Henry Devereaux, Montana Highway Patrol

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