The collections of the American Folklife Center contain rich holdings
of Native American materials, including unique recordings from North Dakota
of Mandan and Hidatsa tribal songs, and Lakota songs recorded at Nishu,
Standing Rock, and other Siouan communities. In 1982, the Center's field project Ethnic
Heritage and Language Schools Project documented a Russian-German school
Finding Aid: View a complete list of our North Dakota collections.
Local Legacies: This project provides a "snapshot" of local culture as it was expressed in the year 2000. View North Dakota's Local Legacies projects.
Veterans History Project: Browse by state collections from the Veterans History Project by state.
Songs of America: Browse an interactive state map for selected songs from the American Folklife Center’s collections, as well as songs from the Library’s Music Division and Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
Louise Defender Wilson & Keith Bear: Sioux and Mandan
Hidatsa storytelling and music from North Dakota, August 16, 2006.[catalog record] [webcast and event flyer]
Field Research Project
Ethnic Heritage and Language Schools Project: Documented Russian-German
School. [catalog record] [finding aid]
Educational Resources: View a list of educational materials related to North Dakota from A Teacher's Guide to Folklife Resources.
Folklife Resources: Find state folklife-related agencies, societies, archives, higher education programs, and more, in Folklife Sourcebook: A Directory of Folklife Resources in the United States.
Publications: "German-Russian Ethnic Studies at Emmons Central High School, Strasburg,
North Dakota," Ethnic Heritage and Language Schools in America. [catalog record]