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President Obama Visits the Standing Rock Reservation | Medicine Woman

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The tribal chairman invited the president and first lady to come see for themselves. It was an historic visit—only the fourth time in American history that a sitting president has visited an Indian reservation. But what the pictures don’t show are the private moments, as Lakota children shared stories of friends and family lost to drugs, violence, and suicide.

Dedication of the Susan Picotte Hospital & the Death of Dr. Picotte | Medicine Woman

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For many years, Doctor Picotte had dreamed of building her own hospital—a place of healing in the heart of her community. That hospital was finally built and dedicated in 1913. Two years after the hospital opened Doctor Susan La Flesche Picotte died at home in Walthill.

 

Coming Home | Medicine Woman

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“She was the ultimate home girl. She was from here, she knew the language, she knew the culture, she knew the relationships and that’s what carried her. She was one of us.”


Each of the women featured in the film felt the call to bring their training and their skills back home to their people and to integrate modern medicine into the more traditional ways of their people.

Rare Nebraska Featuring the Indian Caves State Park

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As a companion to NET’s The PlainStory podcast, NET has produced a set of immersive, experiential videos designed to give viewers a taste of rare Nebraskan habitats via 360 video and audio. We recommend viewing these using the Chrome browser and using headphones to get the full audio effect. We also recommend checking out The PlainStory podcast at plainstorypodcast.org, or wherever great podcasts are downloaded.

Rare Nebraska Featuring the Rainwater Basin

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As a companion to NET’s The PlainStory podcast, NET has produced a set of immersive, experiential videos designed to give viewers a taste of rare Nebraskan habitats via 360 video and audio. We recommend viewing these using the Chrome browser and using headphones to get the full audio effect. We also recommend checking out The PlainStory podcast at plainstorypodcast.org, or wherever great podcasts are downloaded.

Prairie Fire: Controlling Invasive Species

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In the Sandhills of Nebraska, rancher Adam Switzer respects fire. It’s one of his most important tools for controlling invasive species like the eastern red cedar, which steals precious water away from the grasses used to feed his cattle. Ride along with Adam and his crew as they execute a controlled burn on his land in preparation for the grazing season.

Birthday of Susan La Flesche Picotte | Medicine Woman

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Susan La Flesche was born in the summer of 1865, likely during one of the last buffalo hunts of the Omaha tribe. “When a child is born, the parents give the child a name four days after birth. And the child is introduced to the four directions and to the Creator.”

Dyad – A Union of Salp’uri and Bach

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Expressions of spirituality from two magnificent cultures blend in this collaboration between violinist Hyeyung Yoon and dancer Hye-Won Hwang. Originating from the Korean heritage of both performers, Hye-Won adapts the traditional Korean dance known as Salp’uri to Hyeyung’s performance of Bach’s Adagio from Sonata No. 1 in G minor.

360° of Art | Nebraska Stories: "House of Art" Segment

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An Omaha couple’s reputation for adventurous, fearless collecting has raised eyebrows in the art world on a national level. On a modest budget, Laura Vranes and John McIntyre have transformed a love of art into an immense collection of works from a variety of unknown, emerging artists locally and beyond. In the last decade, this middle-class couple has quietly amassed what is said to be one of the most important contemporary art collections in the Midwest, with a focus on street art. With nearly 500 works on display, salon style, art fills nearly every possible space in the house.

The 360° video is a tour featuring 360 Degrees of Art in their living room.

Indian Police | Medicine Woman

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Joseph La Fleche recognized in 1856 that the flood of alcohol coming onto the reservation would have a terrible effect on his people. He banned liquor and even started the first Native American Police force to try to stem the flood.

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