Campsilos gives information on and an introduction to pioneer farming. The site refers to Iowa, but a lot of what is shared fits North Dakota pioneer farming.
Illinois State Museum shows items for food preparation that were used in the prairie homes.
Picturing Prairie Life, contains several real photos of life on the prairie. Participants are asked to choose the picture they think best illustrates the life of settlers on the prairie. This would be an excellent site for descriptive writing.
Using the photos from Picturing Prairie Life, Center for Children & Technology has students creating a Lantern Slide Show. Students are asked to choose five pictures that would fit their viewpoint from that of a journalist, land speculator, or prairie mother to create a slide show.
Illinois State Museum shows furniture found on the prairie from 1800–1850, with a brief description given for each item. The site is from Illinois; however, some of the furniture would be relevant to North Dakota as well.
About.com shows the history of American farming from 1776–1990. It gives the reader a timeline telling how farming techniques have changed throughout the years. It is an interesting site.
North Dakota State University displays several original photos of North Dakota living. It provides brief narratives (i.e., rural schools, barbershop, etc.) about the time of early settlement.
Oracle ThinkQuest is very informative about pioneers in general. It is interactive and includes several hyperlinked questions students can click on to find the answers and usually includes pictures for clarification. Informative site!
Oracle ThinkQuest has many links on pioneers; it is titled Pioneer Life in America. It includes such areas as life, town, hardships, activities, quizzes, etc.