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North Dakota History - Featured Articles

North Dakota History: Journal of the Northern Plains, and its predecessors, has been published for more than one hundred years. Below are links to selected articles. Many back issues of the journal are available for purchase at the Museum Store.

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This Month's Featured Articles:

cover of North Dakota History Volume 56.4

Folk Drama on the Great Plains: The Mock Wedding in Canada and the United States PDF
North Dakota History
, 56.4

Featured Articles:

cover of North Dakota History Volume 82.2

Are We Germans, or Russians, or Americans? The McIntosh County German-Russians During World War I PDF
North Dakota History
, 82.2: 3-18

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Chasing an Enigma: Frontier Photographer Orlando S. Goff
North Dakota History
, 81.2: 3-26
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cover of North Dakota History Volume 78.3 and 4

Fifty Years Later: One Moment That Changed Clint Hill's Life PDF
North Dakota History
, 78.3&4: 22-34

* Winner of the 2017 Mountain-Plains Museums Association Publication Design Award

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James Cash Penney and His North Dakota Stores PDF
North Dakota History, 77.3&4: 2-23

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The Star Quilt on the Northern Plains: A Symbol of American Indian Identity PDF
North Dakota History
, 77.3&4: 24-39

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The "Plant Wizard of the North": Albert E. Yeager at North Dakota Agricultural College PDF
North Dakota History, 76.1&2: 34-45

cover of North Dakota History Volume 75.3-4

Governor George A. Sinner, who passed away March 9, served from 1985 to 1992 as our 29th governor. Read about his life and commitment to our state in North Dakota History, "Service is the Most Gratifying Work": Governor George A. "Bud" Sinner.

Service is the Most Gratifying Work": Governor George A. "Bud" Sinner PDF
North Dakota History
, 75.3&4: 2-56

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Love Sickness Is the Worst Sickness: The Letters of John C. Boren to His Wife, Mary Jane Woods Pennell Boren, June-July 1896 PDF
North Dakota History, 75.1&2: 2-45

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My Experiences as a Member of President Lincoln's Bodyguard, 1863-65 PDF
North Dakota History
, 74.3&4: 6-16

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The Builder: Interview with William L. Guy
North Dakota History
, 71.1 & 2: 2-49 24.9MB pdf

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Dakota Doughboys in the Desert: The Experiences of a North Dakota National Guard Company during the Mexican Border Campaign of 1916-1917 PDF
North Dakota History, 71.1&2: 50-64

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"To Be Examples to...Their People": Standing Rock Sioux Students at Hampton Institute, 1878-1923 (Part Two) PDF
North Dakota History, 68.3: 20-42

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Barney Keogh: A North Dakota P.O.W. in World War II Germany PDF
North Dakota History, 67.4: 2-19

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The Northern Pacific Railway Bridge at Bismarck
North Dakota History
, 62.2: 2-19
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North Dakota Senator Asle J. Gronna and the Isolationists, 1915-1920 PDF
North Dakota History, 60.4: 13-33

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"Adding Picture to Sound": Early Television in North Dakota
North Dakota History, 60.3: 2-23 (1993) 12MB pdf

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Memoir of a Country Schoolteacher: Dolly Holliday Meets the Ethnic West, 1919-1920 PDF
North Dakota History, 59.2: 30-45

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"Queen of the Lecture Platform": Kate Richards O'Hare and North Dakota Politics, 1917-1921 PDF
North Dakota History, 58.4: 2-19

cover of North Dakota History Volume 57.4

Bismarck to Spokane Via Northwest Airlines in 1936: A Passenger's Memoir PDF
North Dakota History
, 57.4

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Sister Rosalia's Lace PDF
North Dakota History
, 56.4: 42

cover of North Dakota History Volume 55.4

Farm Boys, Crackerbox Gyms, and Hometown Referees: Coaching Basketball at Hurdsfield, North Dakota, in 1953–1954 PDF
North Dakota History
, 55.4

cover of North Dakota History Volume 52.2

Women's History from Women's Sources: Three Examples from Northern Dakota PDF
North Dakota History
, 52.2: 2-9

cover of North Dakota History Volume 52.1

Herbal Treatments Using Plants Found on the Northern Plains: Pioneer Remedies and Folk Medicines PDF
North Dakota History
, 52.1: 13-23

cover of North Dakota History Volume 50.3

C. C. Becker: McIntosh County German-Russian Pioneer PDF
North Dakota History
, 50.3: 4-13

cover of North Dakota History Volume 49.4

Era Bell Thompson: A North Dakota Daughter PDF
North Dakota History
, 49.4

cover of North Dakota History Volume 45.4

They Had A Wonderful Time: The Homesteading Letters of Anna and Ethel Erickson PDF
North Dakota History
, 45.4: 4-31

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Frontier Housing in North Dakota PDF
North Dakota History
, 42.4: 4-15

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The Enchanted Years on the Prairies PDF
North Dakota History, 40.4: 4-19

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Referendum on War? The General Election of 1916 in North Dakota PDF
North Dakota History, 36.4: 296-335

cover of North Dakota History Volume 35.1

A Merry Christmas in a Sibley Tepee PDF
North Dakota History
, 35.1

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Public Opinion Toward Non-Conformists and Aliens During 1917, as Shown by The Fargo Forum PDF
North Dakota History, 34.1: 4-29

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Sully’s Expedition of 1864 featuring the Killdeer Mountain and Badlands Battles
North Dakota History, 31.1: 25-77 16MB pdf

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The Peace Issue in the General Election of 1914 PDF
North Dakota History, 30.2&3: 97-100

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The Diary and Letters of Dr. James M. DeWolf, Acting Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Army; His Record of the Sioux Expedition of 1876 as Kept Until His Death PDF
North Dakota History, 25.2&3: 33-81

cover of North Dakota History Volume 24.3

Reminiscences of a Pioneer Mother PDF
North Dakota History
, 24.3: 128-138

cover of North Dakota History Volume 21.3

The Fort Keogh to Bismarck Stage Route PDF
North Dakota History
, 21.3: 91-125

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The Dakota Indian Victory-Dance PDF
North Dakota History, 9.3: 167-178

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