Welcome to NDStudies.org

The North Dakota Studies regional website offers resources on the people, places, events, and fascinating history of North Dakota and the region for teachers, students, and lifelong learners. A collaboration of the North Dakota Humanities Council (NDHC), the State Historical Society of North Dakota, and the North Central Council for School Television in partnership with Prairie Public, the site provides teaching resources not only for fourth grade, eighth grade, and high school North Dakota Studies classes but also for cross-curricular applications for K-12 classrooms across the region. In addition, you will find photographs, maps, and other primary documents, well-researched and authoritative articles, as well as audio and video clips on the history, culture, and life of the region.

To get started, use the search box above or browse for resources using one of the drop-down menus.

This Week's Feature

Lewis and Clark Pathways: Smallpox
Smallpox was particularly devastating to the Mandan people.


Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 Smallpox had the least effect on the nomadic tribes which followed the buffalo herds. Smallpox had the greatest effects on the tribes that built permanent settlements, like the Mandan. A majority of their population was totally wiped out by this disease.


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North Dakota Blue Book Available on Digital Horizons

Past editions of the North Dakota Blue Book are available on Digital Horizons! The Blue Book is easy to use, authoritative, statistical and narrative profile of North Dakota's government, geography, economy and culture, published periodically since 1889.

Click here to search Digital Horizons for the "Blue Book."

This Day in ND History

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