Red River Land: The Métis People 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 wrtier, in conjunction with Prairie Public Television, as it was then known.

Most Metis were involved in the fur trade as voyageurs. Their dress, canoeing skills, and endurance during the intense physical challenges of their expeditions are discussed.

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Red River Land, Pairie Public & NCCST, Erling Rolfsrud

Grade Level

2 - 12

Subject Matter

Social Studies

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  1. Red River Land: The Métis People Part 1
    Video: The Métis were called a "happy-go-lucky" people.
  2. Red River Land: The Métis People Part 3
    Video: The Métis became proficient buffalo hunters.
  3. Red River Land: The Métis People, Part 4
    Video: The Pembina hunt was hard, but there was celebration to follow.