Montana’s history is rich, colorful, and full of excitement in this fully-illustrated history.
See how Jedediah Smith and Jim Bridger blazed trails and made their names under the Big Sky. Read about the day John Colter ran naked for his life, Blackfeet Indians fast on his heels.
Watch as Hugh Glass is mauled by a grizzly, then left to die alone by the friends that had been paid to stay by his side. Have a toast with rowdy Mike Fink before he shoots a tin cup of whiskey from your head. And meet James Beckwourth, a former slave who became at home in the mountains of Montana.
Discover how the Native American tribes were pushed from their lands by westward expansion, first by Europeans and then Americans. Find out how tribes shook off their settled ways of life to become nomads of the Great Plains, hunting buffalo, stealing horses, and encountering whites and each other for the first time.
Learn of the Blackfeet, and their warrior ways. Discover the peaceful Shoshone, and how they were pushed from their lands. And find out about other, lesser known tribes like the Kootenai, Pend d’Oreilles, Gros Ventre, and Assiniboine.
Montana comes alive from the time of the dinosaurs to the mid-19th century in this exciting first volume of the state's history, Tribes and Trappers.