Plains Folk

Plains Folk

Hundreds of Ballads Prairie Public
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Hundreds of Ballads

Now and then in the middle of a Plains Folk essay you may hear me erupt into song, sometimes...

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A Man by the Name of Crego Prairie Public
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A Man by the Name of Crego

It was in 1941 that America’s great Shakespearean scholar, George Lyman “Kitty”...

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The Plainsman Prairie Public
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The Plainsman

Early on in the greatest novel ever written about life on the Great Plains of North America, My...

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Grass Widows and Fried Rabbit Prairie Public
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Grass Widows and Fried Rabbit

"We’re happy as a clam on our claim from Uncle Sam/Though the rabbit is not always fried...

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Language of Cottonwoods Prairie Public
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Language of Cottonwoods

Soon the last of the massive poplars planted in the 1970s at our property on Willow Creek will...

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Gear Up and Go Prairie Public
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Gear Up and Go

Clay Jenkinson’s book, The Language of Cottonwoods, is a lot like my suitcase packed for a...

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Who Are We Now? Prairie Public
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Who Are We Now?

“It is important that we have conversations about our beloved state,” says Clay...

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Fisherman’s Dream Prairie Public
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Fisherman’s Dream

Fisherman’s Dream is the most wonderful of all the roadside installations on the Enchanted...

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Swimming Under the Fire Hall Prairie Public
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Swimming Under the Fire Hall

“Jerry Kelland started on his contract at the fire hall this week,” says the Langdon...

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Since 1890 Prairie Public
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Since 1890

This new book by David Treuer, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee , is long, winding, and sometimes...

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The Old Sod Shack Prairie Public
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The Old Sod Shack

It was builded on the prairie, Was not sheltered by a tree, Where the wild flowers bloomed around...

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Tom Isern: Pacing Dakota Prairie Public
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Tom Isern: Pacing Dakota

Professor Tom Isern is a distinguished professor at North Dakota State for a reason -- he really...

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Hubbards in the Cupboard Prairie Public
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Hubbards in the Cupboard

The complex of beds and borders and compost piles between our house and Willow Creek is,...

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Country Correspondents Prairie Public
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Country Correspondents

Sunday morning, the Madson’s, along with Melodie and McKenzee Madson, joined Paul and...

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Marching to Bismarck Prairie Public
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Marching to Bismarck

Hurrah! Hurrah! The farmers shall be free Hurrah! Hurrah! Their freedom now they see Because the...

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Marching to Bismarck Prairie Public
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Marching to Bismarck

Hurrah! Hurrah! The farmers shall be free Hurrah! Hurrah! Their freedom now they see Because the...

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Balladeers of the NPL Prairie Public
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Balladeers of the NPL

We’ll stand by you, Lynn Frazier We’ll stake our all on you Son of our glorious...

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Deserts on the March Prairie Public
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Deserts on the March

Years ago I had the honor of meeting Paul B. Sears, the ecologist from Oklahoma, author of the...

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The Nester and His Barbed Wire Fence Prairie Public
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The Nester and His Barbed Wire Fence

In an unlikely turn of events, a poem by an Englishwoman about a soldier in the French Foreign...

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The Lay of the Last Longhorn Prairie Public
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The Lay of the Last Longhorn

Eureka! Found it. Lately I’ve been looking into the origins of all the old standard...

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