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Producer: James P. Sprecher
Director: Kyle Mork
Narrator: Matt Weesner
Writer: Paul Higbee
Research Assistant: Karen Laumer
Associate Producers:
Rina Bellew
Kevin Patten
Stephanie Rissler
Chad Andersen
Melissa Hamersma
Rex Kinnear
Bryan Middleton
Editor/Animation Graphics: Kyle Mork
Production Secretary: Kim Kelly
Graphics: Carol Robertson, Amanda Hoebelheinrich

SDPB Educational Services
Sherrill Blumer
Wess Pravecek
Bret Swanson

SDPB Online
Kent Osborne
Larry Rohrer

Advisory Panel
Kathy Hood
Nancy Koupal
Larry Mendoza
Sheryl Muckey
Karon Schaack
Bret Swanson


“Hoop Dancer” by Kevin Locke
© 1996 Makoche Music
Courtesy of Makoche Recording Co.

"Seventh Generation" by Sissy Goodhouse
(c) 1994 Makoche Music/BMI
Courtesy of Makoche Recording Co.

All additional Music by DeWolfe


C&NW Historical Society,
C. G. Stecher Collection
Joe Pierson

C.Vision Productions
Chris Laskowski

Chicago Daily News Collection
Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society

Fred Hultstrand History in Pictures Collection

Historical Footprints
Wayne Paananen

Library of Congress
Prints and Photographic Division
FSA-OWI Collection
John C. H. Grabill Collection

Middle Border Museum
Joanita Kant Monteith

National Archives and Records Administration
Prints & Photographic Division

Northwestern University Library
Edward S. Curtis’s “The North American Indian”
The Photographic Images 2001

Rick W. Mills Collection
Battle Creek Publishing

South Dakota State Historical Society

W. H. Over Museum
Dorothy Neuhaus

Special Thanks

Roger Anderson
Brenda Bamberg
Dave and Marjie Junek
Jennifer Littlefield
Jeff Mammenga
Les and Delores Schuchhardt
Chelle Somsen
Ken Stewart
Laurinda Van Roekel
Jay D. Vogt

Students of Corsica School System
Corsica, SD

Motor Ioway 1000

South Dakota National Guard
727th Transportation Co. Elk Point

Black Hills Special Services Cooperative

Production Manager: Brad Van Osdel
Executive Producer: James P. Sprecher
Director of Television: Bob Bosse

This project was funded through a grant
from the South Dakota Department of Education.

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