Red River Land: John Tanner: The White Indian Part 2

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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.


Competition and aggression between fur companies led to an attack and burning of the “Selkirkers” settlement.  Falcon (John Tanner) served as guide, advisor and member of the force to assist the Selkirkers in recapturing their territory.



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Source

Red River Land, Prairie Public and NCCST, Erling Rolfrud.

Grade Level

2 - 12

Subject Matter

Social Studies, Science

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  1. Red River Land: John Tanner: The White Indian Part 1
    Video: John Tanner was stolen by Indians in Kentucky and became thoroughly assimilated into their culture.
  2. Red River Land: John Tanner: The White Indian Part 3
    Video: After the dispute the Selkirkers again try to farm in the Red River Valley.
  3. Red River Land: John Tanner: The White Indian Part 4
    Video: The U.S.--Canada border is established and the Red River Land is settled.