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Photographer Shane Balkowitsch ~ Endangered Monarchs ~ Historian Tom Isern

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Shane Balkowitsch's book: "Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective"

Monday, August 14, 2022 - Bismarck's Shane Balkowitsch is a wet-plate photographer. His latest exhibit, “Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective” is on display at the Spirit Room in Fargo. There's an artist reception and gallery talk on August 20. ~~~ The North American Monarch Butterfly can migrate as much as 3,000 miles from its natural habitat in Mexico to North Dakota and Canada. But we are seeing fewer and fewer monarchs in the area. Monarch butterflies are now on the endangered species list. What does the research say about what’s behind the decline in population and what does it mean for North Dakota? ~~~ Historian Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay titled “Drummer’s Prayer.”

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