Red River Land: History of Travel: Early Travel

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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 teaches how transportation in the Red River Valley started with walking and became more and more complex.  Early Native tribes in the Red River Valley developed moccasins, snowshoes, toboggans, canoes, travois, and other means for getting around and carrying goods.



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Source

Red River Land, Prairie Public & NCCST, Erling Rolfsrud

Grade Level

2 - 12

Subject Matter

Social Studies, Science

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