Red River Land: John Tanner: The White Indian Part 4

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Red River Land is a series of program 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.


The U.S. and Canada agreed on the 49th parallel as the international boundary, and for the first time the Red River Valley was divided.  Red River cart fur trading routes to St. Paul were established. John Tanner finally reunited with his family and told his story in an autobiography.



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Source

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

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 2
    Video: When war starts between the Hudson Bay Company and the Northwest Fur Trade Company in 1816 the Selkirkers are caught in the middle.
  3. 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.