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Synopsis: In the late 1800’s
Hans and Kari Seim
immigrated from Norway
to South Dakota,
bringing with them
a cabin built in Montana
from hand hewn logs
– transporting it over 100 miles
by horse and wagon
to their homestead.

Kari passed away soon afterward
due to complications
with the birth of their baby daughter

Hans died the following year
in a fatal horse accident,
leaving his eldest daughter, Bessie
to raise her six younger siblings,
including her three sisters,
Anna, Clara, and little Lena.

Bessie and Lena died
tragically in a blizzard,
freezing to death together
only a short distance
from the log cabin.
They were buried by
Anna, Clara and their brothers
in a shared grave
in the Seim family cemetery
alongside their parents.

This video is filmed in the cabin
and at the Seim homestead.



Run Time

6 minutes


Rosemary Wiechmann
Hannah Wiechmann
Rosalie Wiechmann
Ruth Wiechmann
Rebecca Peterson

Directed by

RubyAnn Stiegelmeier

Produced by

Samuel Stiegelmeier

Production Designer

Heather Peterson
Rebecca Peterson


Miles Wiechmann

Director's Statement

The current sociopolitical climate of the Great Plains cannot be understood without understanding the complicated and heartbreaking history influencing the motivations of the people involved. I’m here to tell all sides of the story and hopefully connect people by sparking conversation.

Director's Bio

RubyAnn’s roots are in rural South Dakota, and composes modern classical and folk music themed around the nature and history of the Great Plains of North America. Home Again is her directorial debut. She believes kindness is the best approach in both storytelling and in life, and considers herself lucky to live in western North Dakota with her dog, Farley, and her cactus, Friendly.

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