Montana Ghost Dance

So here's the payoff: the highest percentage of native-born popula— tion in Montana history was reached between 1970 and 1990—just 59 percent. In-migration during the 19905 has dropped this to about 54 percent.

Author: John B. Wright

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292785518

Category: History

Page: 214

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Montana has been the "last best place" for so many people. A century ago, Native Americans gathered here to perform the Ghost Dance—a last, doomed attempt to make white settlers vanish and bring back the old ways of life. Today, people are still pouring into Montana, looking for the pristine wilderness they saw in A River Runs through It. The reality of Montana—indeed, of all the West—has never matched the myths, but this book eloquently explores how the search for a perfect place is driving growth, development, and resource exploitation in Big Sky country. In ten personal essays, John Wright looks at such things as Montana myths; old-timers; immigrants; elk; ways of seeing the landscape; land conservation and land trusts; the fate of the Blackfoot, Bitterroot, and Paradise valleys; and some means of preserving the last, best places. These reflections offer a way of understanding Montana that goes far beyond the headlines about militia groups and celebrities' ranches. Montana never was or will be a pristine wilderness, but Wright believes that much can be saved if natives and newcomers alike see what stands to be lost. His book is a wake-up call, not a ghost dance.

Montana Entertainers

Born April 8, 1949, Havre, Montana Born in Havre and raised in Chester, Philip Aaberg was performing with local bands at dances at the age of fourteen. In 2000, Aaberg began Sweetgrass Music, a medium through which he has endeavored to ...

Author: Brian D'Ambrosio

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439667330

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Treasure State stars Gary Cooper and Myrna Loy found unparalleled success during the Golden Age of Hollywood. For more than a century, Montana has supplied a rich vein of entertainment and personality--from daredevils to dancers and even mimes. Born in Miles City in 1895, comedian Gilbert "Pee Wee" Holmes played sidekick to such stars as Tom Mix. One-time Butte resident Julian Eltinge went on to become America's first famous female impersonator. There was Taylor Gordon, whose golden voice propelled the son of a slave from White Sulphur Springs to Harlem Renaissance fame. From the little-known Robyn Adair to the ever-popular Michelle Williams, author Brian D'Ambrosio marks Big Sky Country's long-standing connections with America's performing arts.

Montana Baseball History

In seven seasons with the Blue Jays, John Gibbons has amassed 463 victories, making him the winningest Montana-born manager in major league history. Toronto BlueJays Baseball Club. The offer took Gibbons by complete surprise.

Author: Skylar Browning

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625855257

Category: History

Page: 176

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The Wild West had nothing on Montana's first baseball games. Fights, booze, cheating and gambling fueled the state's inaugural professional league in 1892. The turn of the century brought star-studded barnstorming tours and threats of bloodshed. Big Sky Country embraced a distinctly different version of the old ballgame, and Montana players who made their way to big league diamonds helped change the sport on and off the field. From the Lewis and Clark expedition to Dave McNally's historic career, award-winning journalist Skylar Browning and researcher Jeremy Watterson reveal Montana's relationship with America's pastime.

Montana A Cultural Medley

According to the 1900 U.S. census, 29.2 percent of all residents in Montana had at least one parent who was foreign born. This meant that slightly more than 56.7 percent of Montana's population was composed of immigrants and their ...

Author: Robert R. Swartout, Jr.

Publisher: Farcountry Press

ISBN: 1560376449

Category: History

Page: 408

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The whole is greater than the sum of the parts when Montana historian Robert Swartout gathers the fascinating stories of the state’s surprisingly diverse ethnic groups into this thought-provoking collection of essays. Fourteen chapters showcase an African American nightclub in Great Falls, a Japanese American war hero, the founding of a Metís community, Jewish merchants, and Dutch settlement in the Gallatin Valley, as well as stories of Irish, Scots, Chinese, Finns, Mexican Americans, European war brides, and more.

Montana and the NFL

Indeed, Montana's connections to the NFL are extensive, including a player on the earliest Green Bay Packers team (Butte-born Jack McAuliffe), a player on the first San Francisco 49ers squad of 1964 (running back Earl “Pruney” Parsons, ...

Author: Brian D'Ambrosio

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439662185

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Montanans' football obsession goes far beyond storied college programs. From Baker to Zurich, even the tiniest towns in Montana have sent players to the NFL. One of the most dominant offensive linemen of the 1940s was Anaconda's own Francis Cope, who earned All-Decade honors as a New York Giant. Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991, MSU alum Jan Stenerud was the league's first soccer-style kicker. Pat Donovan, who earned a Super Bowl ring with the Dallas Cowboys in the 1970s, was named by Sports Illustrated as the fourth-greatest Montana athlete of the twentieth century. Griz Doug Betters was a member of the Miami Dolphins' famed Killer Bees and the 1983 NFL defensive player of the year. From the obscure to the prominent, author Brian D'Ambrosio celebrates Big Sky Country's rich connections with America's favorite professional sports league.

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"John J. Walk, died 4 October 1935, Billings; born 1848." 15. Montana Death Index, 1907-2002, Office of Vital Statistics, "Emmaline Walk, died 17 May 1937, Billings, Yellowstone County." 16.

Author: Betty Robertson Kaufmann



Category: Buskerud fylke (Norway)

Page: 842

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Vascular Plants of West central Montana

In addition to the endemics mentioned , 22 species occur in Montana only in our study area of Ravalli County and ... Born in 1802 in Cambridge , MA , Wyeth became a friend of Thomas Nuttall , the famous Harvard University botanist .

Author: Klaus Lackschewitz



Category: Botany

Page: 648

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Montana Territory and the Civil War

... and in 1883, he came to Montana as general agent for the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Coast region. ... Born in New York in 1840, young Sarah moved west to Boone County, Illinois, with parents James and Orpha Strong.

Author: Ken Robison

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625846304

Category: History

Page: 160

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In 1862, gold discoveries brought thousands of miners to camps along Grasshopper Creek. By 1864, the Federal government had carved the Montana Territory out of the existing Idaho and Dakota Territories. Gold from Montana Territory fueled the Union war effort, yet loyalties were mixed among the miners. In this compelling collection of stories, historian Ken Robison illustrates how Southern sympathizers and Union loyalists, deserters and veterans, freed slaves and former slaveholders living side by side made a volatile and vibrant mix that molded Montana. Discover how fiery personalities like Union Colonel Sidney Edgerton and General Thomas Francis Meagher fought to keep order in the newly formed frontier, while brave Confederate and Union veterans and their hardy families created an enduring legacy that helped shape modern Montana.


-1932 ) Crow chief who worked with the U.S. government to help the Crow keep some of their Montana land ; born near Billings . Jeannette Rankin ( 1880-1973 ) First woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives ( 1917-1919 and ...

Author: Patricia K. Kummer

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736812504

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Provides an overview of the state of Montana, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

Ridin the Grub Line

1946 in Glendive, Montana. She married JIMMIE DAVID RITTAL on 02 Sep 1967 in Circle, McCone, Montana, USA. He was born on 19 Dec 1941 in Circle, Montana. Jimmie David Rittal and Mae Eva Jensen had the following children: i.

Author: Lucille M Jensen

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512778850

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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Nineteen Twenty-four. Almost a century ago. What was it like on a dryland farm ranch? In this book, the author tells all about it from the view of someone who lived and survived it. Many didnt, and few are still living. My dad was a homesteader equivalent to todays custom combiners.

Montana Moments

Virginia City was once Montana's largest mining camp, the first commercial and transportation hub, and the territorial capital. ... He and his Montana-born wife took up a passionate crusade to save the town. Charles repaired, stabilized ...

Author: Ellen Baumler

Publisher: Montana Historical Society

ISBN: 0975919687

Category: History

Page: 208

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"Montana Moments offers historical vignettes on topics ranging from axolotls, archaeology, and epitaphs to tourism and time zones"--Provided by publisher.

The Montana Cree

The government seemed to be undecided whether deportation should include Cree who had certificates showing that they were Montana born and thus not wards of the Canadian government . Governor Rickards insisted , however , that all Cree ...

Author: Verne Dusenberry

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806130255

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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The Montana Cree is a study of religion as a sustaining force in American Indian life. On the small Rocky Boy reservation in northern Montana, the Cree Indians provide an example of how a people transplanted and persecuted throughout their history can maintain and develop a tribal identity and unity through the continuance of their religious values. As the adopted son of Mose Michelle, a hereditary Pend O’Reille chief, Verne Dusenberry moved easily within Indian circles as an accepted participant-observer in many religious ceremonies. His ethnographic study provides detailed descriptions of ceremonies - the Shaking Tent, Ghost Dance, and Sun Dance - which are seldom accurately described elsewhere.

Montana s State Capitol

T N 1891 , NORTH CAROLINA native Joseph M. Dixon ( 1867-1934 ) moved to Missoula , Montana , where he quickly entered politics . He served as Montana's United States ... 1920 ) , a Montana - born sculptor living in Canada .

Author: Kirby Lambert

Publisher: Montana Historical Society

ISBN: 9780917298837

Category: Architecture

Page: 102

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Lavishly illustrated with both historic and modern photographs, this book provides a long overdue tribute to this crown jewel of Montana architecture.

Outlaw Tales of Montana

Unlike Dutch Henry Born, Montana's Dutch Henry Ieuch (pronounced yaw or youch and spelled a dozen different ways) was short and heavyset, not tall and handsome. But like Born, he did have a good sense of humor.

Author: Gary A. Wilson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762775866

Category: History

Page: 296

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A refreshing new perspective on some of the most infamous reprobates of the West and Midwest.

Joe Montana NFL s Greatest Gun Slinger

Montana was born to Joseph Clifford Montana, Sr. (born 1932) and Theresa Marie Bavuso Montana (1935-- 2004) in New Eagle, Pennsylvania, a borough of Washington County located in the western part of the state. He matured in the neighbor ...


Publisher: CATEK International




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Confederates in Montana Territory

In addition, many of those soldiers fighting for the South in the border states were Virginia born. The early legislatures in Montana Territory had a strong Southern influence. This led to incidents like the adoption of a bill by the ...

Author: Ken Robison

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625851383

Category: History

Page: 192

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Confederate veterans flocked to the Montana Territory at the end of the Civil War. Seeking new opportunities after enduring the hardships of war, these men and their families made a lasting impact on the region. Their presence was marked across the territory in places like Confederate Gulch and Virginia City. Now meet the fascinating characters who came to Big Sky country after the war, including guerrillas who fought with William Quantrill and Bloody Bill Anderson, as well as cavalrymen who rode with Confederate legends General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Colonel John S. Mosby. Author and historian Ken Robison recounts where these soldiers came from, why they fought for the South, what drew them to the Montana Territory and how they helped shape the region.


Born in Helena , Montana , Cooper appeared in more than 90 movies and won Academy Awards for his performances in Sergeant York and High Noon . Richard Grant ( 1794-1862 ) set up the first ranch in Montana .

Author: Rita LaDoux

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822540922

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 84

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Introduces the geography, history, people, economy, and some of the state symbols of Montana.

Encyclopedia of Montana

AYERS, ROY ELMER, (1882-1955) eleventh governor of Montana (1937-1941) was born on November 9, 1882, in Fergus County, Montana. He attended Valparaiso University, earning a law degree in 1903, and started his own practice.

Author: Nancy Capace

Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 0403096049

Category: History

Page: 315

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The Encyclopedia of Montana contains detailed information on States: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

Second Chance Bride

Montana. Born. Brides. The excitement is building in Marietta, Montana, with a series of stories centered around the 100th Anniversary of the Graff Hotel and—as part of the celebration—an incredible Wedding Giveaway.

Author: Trish Morey

Publisher: Tule Publishing


Category: Fiction


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The Great Wedding Giveaway Series - Book 2 Scarlett Buck has always been flaky in comparison to her sensible twin sister Tara, so nobody is really surprised when Scarlett spends all her money on a one way ticket to Australia to be with the man she’s met on the Net. But she hasn’t reckoned on the guy already being married, or her mom getting sick, and now she needs money for a flight home to Marietta, MT—quick. Signing on with Bella's Belles in Kalgoorlie isn't be the proudest moment in her life but it will get her home fast. After all, it's just sex. Or is it? Mitch Bannister's ex is about to marry his best friend, and he could really do with a cold beer and a hot woman. But the cowgirl he takes a shine to at Bella's is surprisingly skittish, and in the end he leaves without hooking up. Later, when Mitch spies the cowgirl in the local pub begging for a job, he shrinks into the shadows--he's not looking for complications, and something tells him that Scarlett Buck is a whole handful of them. But soon it's clear she's not just trouble, she's in trouble, and like it or not, he's not about to turn his back on this stray from the States. Especially if she can do him a favor in return. After all, it's just a helping hand. Or is it? Scarlett’s twin sister Tara also has a story: look out for Almost a Bride by Sarah Mayberry. Find out more at! The Great Wedding Giveaway Series Prequel: Beauty's Kiss by Jane Porter Book 1: What a Bride Wants by Kelly Hunter Book 2: Second Chance Bride by Trish Morey Book 3: Almost a Bride by Sarah Mayberry Book 4: The Unexpected Bride by Joanne Walsh Book 5: The Reluctant Bride by Katherine Garbera Book 6: A Game of Brides by Megan Crane Book 7: The Substitute Bride by Kathleen O'Brien Book 8: Last Year's Bride by Anne McAllister Book 9: Make Believe Wedding by Sarah Mayberry

The BIG Montana Reproducible Activity Book

Will Montana and Writer! James, Artist Will James was born in Quebec, Canada. He was born with the name Joseph-Ernest-Nephtali Dufault. He left home at the age of 15 and headed to the Canadian West. He turned up in Montana about 1910 ...

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635087057

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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The Big Montana Activity Book! 100+ activities, from Kindergarten-easy to Fourth/Fifth-challenging! This big activity book has a wide range of reproducible activities including coloring, dot-to-dot, mazes, matching, word search, and many other creative activities that will entice any student to learn more about Montana. Activities touch on history, geography, people, places, fictional characters, animals, holidays, festivals, legends, lore, and more.