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Stories I Didn't Know

In this hour-long documentary, Rita Davern examines an ugly reality at the heart of a Minnesota family legend. While her family members have proudly stated that their ancestors once owned Pike Island, the story of its acquisition is far less glorious than its profitability. Rita’s attempts to understand more leads her to face the complicated legacy of westward expansion in the United States.

Stories I Didn't Know

57m 43s

In this hour-long documentary, Rita Davern examines an ugly reality at the heart of a Minnesota family legend. While her family members have proudly stated that their ancestors once owned Pike Island, the story of its acquisition is far less glorious than its profitability. Rita’s attempts to understand more leads her to face the complicated legacy of westward expansion in the United States.

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    Stories I Didn't Know

    57m 43s

    In this hour-long documentary, Rita Davern examines an ugly reality at the heart of a Minnesota family legend. While her family members have proudly stated that their ancestors once owned Pike Island, the story of its acquisition is far less glorious than its profitability. Rita’s attempts to understand more leads her to face the complicated legacy of westward expansion in the United States.

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