This documentary is part of a collaborative research partnership between the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation's Three Tribes Museum in North Dakota, the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History where items from this community are housed, and the Case family who donated those materials to the CU Museum.
This 47 minute version was produced for the general public. A longer, one hour version is available for MHA community and Case family members.
In this documentary, Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation community members and members of Rev. Case's family reflect on the role of missionary Reverend Case on the reservation from the 1920s to the 1960s. Community members appreciate his support during a difficult time as they fought against the US Government program that dammed the Missouri River and flooded MHA homelands along the river bottom in the 1950s. The Garrison Dam was completed in 1953, forcing the tribe to relocate. Elders in the community see parallels with today’s oil boom, and one young woman states, "This is my generation's Garrison Dam."