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History of North Dakota

By Elwyn B. Robinson

Brand: North Dakota State University, Institute for
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History of North Dakota
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Elwyn Robinson's sweeping HISTORY OF NORTH DAKOTA has become one of America's classic state histories. It has been reviewed as "astonishingly comprehensive" and "fascinating." One of the state's great professors and historians takes into account not only politics, but sociology, economics, ethnology, theology, nature studies, and geography to describe North Dakota to the world and to itself.

Geography, in particular, formed the basis of Robinson's historical interpretation. His "too-much mistake," the belief that North Dakota built too much, too fast, in an isolated area buffeted by a difficult climate, has become the guiding principle for a quarter century of historical debate on Dakota plains history.

Long out of print, Robinson's 1966 work has now been reissued by the North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies at North Dakota State University, Fargo. Included are a new preface by UND history professor D. Jerome Tweton, and a new postscript by NDSU history professor David B. Danbom. Both recognized experts on plains history, Professor Tweton examines the themes and the time of Robinson, while Professor Danbom brings the state's history from the mid-1960s to the present. Also new in this edition are 41 photos and illustrations.

North Dakota (ND) (Images of America)

By Larry Aasen

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2000-08-28
Paperback (128 pages)

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During the early years of the 20th century, American families witnessed amazing changes in their daily lives―the arrival of plumbing and electricity in their homes, the first automobiles, and thanks to the Eastman Kodak Company, the first affordable, portable, photographic instrument, the box camera. Many families purchased the box camera (for $1) and began to document their own histories. It is upon these histories that North Dakota places its focus.
Nowhere were the changes so dramatic as on the Great Plains, and in the state of North Dakota especially. Due to the huge influx of immigrants, mostly from Scandinavia, the state’s population more than doubled from 1900 to 1940, roughly the period covered in North Dakota. But this was also a time of
hardship and struggle, as the Great Depression, the
Dustbowl, and war took their toll on North Dakota
families. But through hard work and perseverence, most of these families survived, and thrived, and now
share with us the story of that time.

Dakota: The Story of the Northern Plains

By Norman K. Risjord

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The northern plains are often ignored by the rest of the nation or, if not, are mentioned in the context of the weather, Mount Rushmore, or the Black Hills. However, North Dakota and South Dakota have a colorful past—and present—deserving of greater recognition.

Norman K. Risjord relates the remarkable histories of these two states, from the geological formation of the Great Plains to economic changes in the twenty-first century. Risjord takes the reader on a journey through the centuries detailing the first human inhabitants of the northern plains, the Lewis and Clark expedition, homesteading and railroad building, the political influence of the Progressive movement, the building of Mount Rushmore, and Wounded Knee II. Included are stories of such noteworthy characters as French explorer Vérendrye, the Lakota leader Red Cloud, North Dakota political boss Alexander McKenzie, and South Dakota Democrat George S. McGovern.

Despite the shared topography and the rivers that course through both states, the diverse reactions of the two states to the challenges of the twentieth century provide opportunities for arresting comparisons. This captivating look at the Dakotas’ geography, ecology, politics, and culture is essential reading for Dakotans and those interested in the rich history of this important region.

North Dakota Tough: Unknown and Forgotten Stories from a Rural State

By Jeff Kolpack

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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North Dakota Tough: Unknown and Forgotten Stories from a Rural State
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Before Dave Osborn became one of the all-time great running backs with the Minnesota Vikings, he grew up on a farm near Cando, N.D., without electricity all the while riding his horse to school. Even in the middle of winter. For a decade in the 1970s, the once-proud University of North Dakota hockey team fell on hard times, until a group of physical, fierce players were recruited into the program. Before North Dakota State football rose to prominence in Division I FCS football, the Bison laid the foundation in the 1960s with a group of gritty young men. One had a pet snake in his campus dorm room. In the early 1970s, Steve Blehm set a legendary high school basketball standard in Devils Lake, N.D., averaging 47 points per game. He was deaf – and, a great outside shooter, he did it before the 3-point line. In the 2000s, wrestler Collin Larsen from Casselton, N.D., lost the lower half of his leg in a motorcycle accident in August. By January, he was back on the mat with his one good leg. From 1938-43, Ayr High School won 109 girls basketball games in a row. In the 1940s, Elbowoods High was declared the Class B state boys basketball champion, but it took 60 years before the school was officially recognized. Now the town is under 90 feet of Lake Sakakawea water, but school pride remains strong. Doug Simunic. Bill Sorensen. Randy Hedberg. Brad Gjermundson. Tony Satter. Drayton baseball. They all have stories that need to be preserved. These are not sports stories; these are character stories that helped define a state.

Minot, North Dakota and Area History Vol. 4 "1960s & 1970s"

By Bruce Anderson

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Minot, North Dakota and Area History Vol. 4 "1960s & 1970s"
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Minot, North Dakota and Area History Vol. 4 "1960s & 1970s" is a 9 x 12, 536-page, hard-cover book. The book contains more than 1,100 photographs and captions as well many stories that take you "back to the sixties and seventies." The book also features more than 61 huge double-page spread photographs. This book takes you back to a time of change and turbulence of the "Sixties and Seventies," through photographs that provide vivid memories of growing up and what life was like in this time era. The book features large photographs of city views and streets and the 1960s culture and fashions. Photo memories provide a view of growing up in the "1960s and 1970s." One chapter is dedicated to the incredible and news-making year of "1969." Beginning with the controversial teachers' strike, followed by the "1969 flood, and ending with "Zip to Zap," all of these events made national news. A precursor to Woodstock, the Zap event was studied by the creators of Woodstock.  Special events such as the Minot visits by President Nixon, Vice President Spiro Agnew, and Lawrence Welk are relived through wonderful historic photos.  Also highlighted are the North Dakota visit by President John F. Kennedy only two months before he was assassinated and the 1965 world movie premiere, "The Great Sioux Massacre," was held at the Empire Theater. Drive-ins, pizza, and taco restaurants are featured, including Sammy's Pizza, Henry's, King Leo's, Auto Dine, A&W, Daddy-O and many more, Minot indoor and outdoor theatres, the Trestle Valley Ski Resort, the Minot Mallards, garage bands featuring, "The Embermen Five," "Tracers," "Trenchmen" and the "Road Runners" are also spotlighted.

Out Where The West Begins: Being The Early And Romantic History Of North Dakota

By Zena Irma Trinka

Andesite Press
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Out Where The West Begins: Being The Early And Romantic History Of North Dakota
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Dakota: A Spiritual Geography (Dakotas)

By Kathleen Norris

Mariner Books
Released: 2018-06-01
Kindle Edition (254 pages)

Dakota: A Spiritual Geography (Dakotas)
 
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“A deeply spiritual, deeply moving book” about life on the Great Plains, by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Cloister Walk (The New York Times Book Review).
 
“With humor and lyrical grace,” Kathleen Norris meditates on a place in the American landscape that is at once desolate and sublime, harsh and forgiving, steeped in history and myth (San Francisco Chronicle). A combination of reporting and reflection, Dakota reminds us that wherever we go, we chart our own spiritual geography.
 
 

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“A deeply spiritual, deeply moving book” about life on the Great Plains, by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Cloister Walk (The New York Times Book Review).
 
“With humor and lyrical grace,” Kathleen Norris meditates on a place in the American landscape that is at once desolate and sublime, harsh and forgiving, steeped in history and myth (San Francisco Chronicle). A combination of reporting and reflection, Dakota reminds us that wherever we go, we chart our own spiritual geography.
 
 

For the Love of North Dakota and Other Essays: Sundays with Clay in the Bismarck Tribune

By Clay S. Jenkinson

Brand: The Dakota Institute
Paperback (268 pages)

For the Love of North Dakota and Other Essays: Sundays with Clay in the Bismarck Tribune
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Clay S. Jenkinson’s love affair with North Dakota and the Great Plains is the central theme of his life. For the Love of North Dakota is a compilation of essays—many of which began as newspaper columns in the Bismarck Tribune—that explores two themes: the changing face of North Dakota as it makes the transition from an agrarian enclave at the heart of the North American continent to a more globally connected urban and industrial society; and the spirit of place of North Dakota, an isolated, windswept, subarctic grassland that has its own enchantment and astonishing beauty.

Jenkinson writes lovingly about the Little Missouri River Valley and the badlands of western North Dakota, the magnificence of plains blizzards and thunderstorms, driving the American West without any settled destination in mind, about the lingering rituals of small-town life, and about North Dakota’s search for a postagrarian identity.

Jenkinson emerges in these essays as the most significant voice of concern about the future of the Great Plains in North Dakota, of family farming and heritage ranching, of the sanctity of the Missouri River, and the quiet landscapes that have made North Dakotans a unique rural people.

North Dakota History: Readings About the Northern Plains State

NORTH DAKOTA CENTER FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION
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North Dakota History: Readings About the Northern Plains State
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North Dakota History: Readings about the Northern Plains State is primarily intended as a high school textbook and is designed to promote and encourage a better understanding of the state's history. The content in North Dakota History has been collected from more than 100 years of articles published by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. This anthology is enriched with several first-person accounts that invite readers to listen to one person's experience at a particular time in North Dakota's past. In addition, more than 340 historical photographs of events, places, people, and objects bring the past into clearer perspective. The articles presented in North Dakota History are grouped into seven units arranged in chronological order. Each unit is introduced by a narrative that briefly develops the outline of important events of that era in state history.

Roadside History of South Dakota (Roadside History Series)

By Linda M. Hasselstrom

Brand: Mountain Press Publishing Company
Released: 1994-05-01
Paperback (480 pages)

Roadside History of South Dakota (Roadside History Series)
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Reading Roadside History of South Dakota is like having a friend guide you through the state's rich past and wide-open spaces, from its homespun beginnings to its endurance as one of the nation's most rural states.


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