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The Dust Bowl

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Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features.
DVD
2012
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Storm Chasers Season 2: Wrong Place, Right Time

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"Storm chasers returns to tornado alley for a second season as research meteorologist Josh Wurman, filmmaker Sean Casey, and weather expert and videographer Reed Timmer pursue deadly twisters and capture nature at its most extreme. For these guys, seeing a storm is never enough. Getting inside one is their goal."--Container.
DVD
2010; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Plow That Broke the Plains: The River

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"The plow that broke the plains" depicts the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of the prairies by cattlemen and farmers through the World War I boom to drought and depression. "The river" traces life in the Mississippi River Valley during the previous 150 years, showing the consequences of sharecropping, soil exhaustion, unchecked erosion and floods, and concludes with scenes of regional planning, TVA development and federal efforts.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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Begins powerfully with the Sioux triumph over General Custer at Little Big Horn and goes on to center around three powerful men. Charles Eastman is a young, Dartmouth-educated Sioux doctor. Sitting Bull is the proud Lakota chief who refuses to submit to U.S. government policies designed to strip his people of their identity, dignity and sacred land. Senator Henry Dawes is one of the men responsible for the government policy on Indian affairs. While Eastman and schoolteacher Elaine Goodale work to improve the lives of the Sioux on the reservation, Senator Dawes lobbies President Grant for kinder Indian treatment.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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True Life Adventures: Volume 2: 1975-1976 Lands of Exploration

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The Living Desert is a study of plant and animal life in the arid plain which stretches from Oregon to Mexico and from California to Texas. Includes scenes of a death struggle between a hawk and a rattlesnake, an encounter between a bobcat and wild pigs, a contest between two male turtles for the favor of a female, and the courtship dance of a pair of scorpions. Also shows a time-lapse sequence of desert flowers coming into bloom. The Vanishing Prairie presents information about the area between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. In addiition to exploration of animal life, historical concepts about American Indians and early pioneer settlements are included. Seal Island presents the spring return of the animal inhabitants to the Pribilof Islands of Alaska. Mainly fo [...]
DVD
2006; 1975
Clemons (Stacks)
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Frontier Doctors

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Discover the stories behind the pioneering men and women whose courage and heroism both helped to save lives and make medical history.; Public performance rights included.
Online
2006
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Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians : A Film

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Edward S. Curtis was a American photographer whose documentation of Native Americans is appreciated today especially by their descendants for the preservation of their culture.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Dances With Wolves

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Story of a Civil War hero who travels west where he is assigned to an abandoned fort. His nearest neighbors are members of a Sioux tribe, and they gradually become friends. He marries a tribe woman and ultimately must make a decision about the tribe and their life when he realizes what their fate will be at the hands of the white man.
DVD
1998; 1990
Clemons (Stacks)
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Surviving the Dust Bowl

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Features interviews with witnesses, archival film footage and photographs. Tells the story of people who endured a series of scourges, from drought and famine to a plague of jackrabbits from 1931 until the drought ended in 1939.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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Dances With Wolves

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Epic in scope, this is the version of the film that includes never-before-seen footage. Dances with Wolves is the story of a Civil War hero who travels west where he is assigned to an abandoned fort. His nearest neighbors are members of a Sioux tribe, and they gradually become friends. He marries a tribe woman and ultimately must make a decision about the tribe and their life when he realizes what their fate will be at the hands of the white man.
VHS
1995; 1990
Ivy (By Request)
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Dances With Wolves

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Epic in scope, this is the version of the film that includes never-before-seen footage. Dances with Wolves is the story of a Civil War hero who travels west where he is assigned to an abandoned fort. His nearest neighbors are members of a Sioux tribe, and they gradually become friends. He marries a tribe woman and ultimately must make a decision about the tribe and their life when he realizes what their fate will be at the hands of the white man.
Laserdisc
1994; 1990
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The Crow/Shoshone Sundance: A Traditional Ceremony

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The Crow sundance ceremony, adapted from the Shoshone, is depicted, beginning with preparations and ending with the sundance itself. Authorized by the Crow Nation.
VHS
1992; 1991
Ivy (By Request)
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The Plow That Broke the Plains

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Traces the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of the prairies through the World War I boom to the years of depression and drought.
VHS
1978
Ivy (By Request)
14.

Tahtonka

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An account of the Plains Indians and their buffalo culture, from the pre-horse period through the time of the mountain men, the hide hunters, and the decimation of the herds. Concludes with the Thost Dance craze and the tragic episode of Wounded Knee.
Online
1973
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The Plow That Broke the Plains

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Presents the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the time of the settlement of the prairies by cattlemen and farmers through the World War I boom to the years of depression and drought.
FilmOnline
1936