Red River Land: History of the Red River: Part 3

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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, education, historian and writer, in conjunction with Prairie Public Television, as it was then known.


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.



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Source

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

Grade Level

3 - 12

Subject Matter

Social Studies, Science

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  2. Red River Land: History of the Red River: Part 2
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  3. Red River Land: History of the Red River: Part 4
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