Red River Land: History of the Red River: Part 1

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Red River Land is a series of programs about North Dakota developed for educational purposes in the 1960s by Erling Rolfsrud, educator, historian and writer, in conjunction with Prairie Public Television, as it was then known.


Erling Rolfsrud examines how glaciers have influenced the geography of the Red River Valley, including information about the mammoth glacial lake, Lake Agassiz, and how it receded to form the Red River.  Find out why the land is flat and where the huge rocks on the prairie came from.



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Source

Red River Land, Prairie Public & NCCST, Erling Rolfsrud.

Grade Level

3 - 12

Subject Matter

Social Studies, Science

Related Media

  1. Red River Land: History of the Red River: Part 2
    Video: Erling Rolfsrud teaches the history of Lake Agassiz.
  2. Red River Land: History of the Red River: Part 3
    Video: Erling Rolfsrud answers some questions about the Red River of the North.
  3. Red River Land: History of the Red River: Part 4
    Video: The telltale signs of a huge glacier are all over Red River land.