Videos and Podcasts

Homesteading America video vignettes

Homesteading America vignettes

Millions of Americans including immigrants, women, and formerly enslaved men and women would make the dream of westward expansion a reality.

Prescribed Fire at Homestead National Monument of America

Prescribed Fire at Homestead

Learn how Homestead manages the oldest restored tallgrass prairie in the National Park Service with a very important tool, fire.

Watch this video and learn how Latino homesteaders claimed free land under the Homestead Act of 1862

Latino homesteaders, a research focus.

Watch this video and learn how Latino Heritage Intern, Veronica Barreto, discovered fascinating facts about Latino homesteaders.

Three men pushing an old tractor

Historic Tractor Saved from Wilderness

Ken Deardorff, the nation's last homesteader's, tractor was saved from the wild's of Alaska.

Black and white photo of child milking cow.

Classic Junior Ranger Videos

These fun videos were featured within Homestead's retired WebRanger online activities. There's much to learn from these oldies but goodies!




Historian Todd Arrington talks about Presdient Abraham Lincoln and the Homestead Act, the Oklahoma Land Rush, and George Norris' impact on the nation and the creation of Homestead National Monument of America.

The Lincoln talk will be coming soon.



Please check back as we work to bring you a new podcast series to connect you to the homesteading story and the impact of the Homestead Act of 1862.

Last updated: May 7, 2020

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