Bibliography of Montana history

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Montana Territory, 1879

The following works deal with the cultural, political, economic, military, biographical and geologic history of pre-territorial Montana, Montana Territory and the State of Montana.

General works in Montana history[edit]

Chronologies[edit]

  • Parry, Ellis Robert (2001). Montana Dateline. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press. ISBN 156044956X. 
  • Smith, Jeffrey J. (2003). Montana Book of Days-365 Days-365 Stories-The Short Course in Montana History. Missoula, MT: Historic Montana Publishing. ISBN 0966335562. 

Periodicals[edit]

Historic expeditions[edit]

Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)[edit]

Cook, Folsom, Peterson Expedition (1869)[edit]

  • Cook, Charles W.; Folsom, Dave E.; Peterson, William (1965). Haines, Aubrey L., ed. The Valley of the Upper Yellowstone-An Exploration of the Headwaters of the Yellowstone River in the Year 1869. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. 

Washburn, Langford, Doane Expedition (1870)[edit]

  • Langford, Nathaniel P. (May–June 1871). "The Wonders of the Yellowstone". Scribner's Monthly II (1-2). 
  • Everts, Truman C. (November 1871). "Thirty-seven Days of Peril". Scribner's Monthly III (1). 
  • The report of Lieutenant Gustavus C. Doane upon the so-called Yellowstone Expedition of 1870, presented to the Secretary of War, February 1871
  • The Washburn Yellowstone Expedition, accounts of Trumbull published in the Overland Monthly, Vol 6, No 5-6, May–June 1871
  • Hedges, Cornelius (1904). "Journal of Judge Cornelius Hedges, Member of the "Washburn Expedition of 1870"". Contributions to the Historical Society of Montana V: 370–394. 
  • Langford, Nathaniel Pitt (1905). The Discovery of Yellowstone Park; Diary of the Washburn Expedition to the Yellowstone and Firehole Rivers in the Year 1870. St. Paul, MN: Frank Jay Haynes. 

Hayden Geological Survey (1871)[edit]

  • Hayden, F. V. (1880). The Great West: Its Attractions and Resources, Containing a Popular Description of the Marvelous Scenery, Physical Geography, Fossils and Glaciers of the Wonderful Region, And the Recent Explorations of the Yellowstone Park, "The Wonderland of America". Bloomington, IL: Charles R. Brodix. 
  • Merrill, Marlene Deahl, ed. (1999). Yellowstone and the Great West-Journals, Letters and Images from the 1871 Hayden Expedition. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0-8032-3148-2. 

Business and labor[edit]

  • Calvert, Jerry W. (1988). The Gibraltar: Socialism and Labor in Butte, Montana. Helena, Montana: Montana Historical Society Press. ISBN 0-917298-14-4. 
  • Davis, Shirley L., ed. (1993). Gold Dust to Dollars-A History of Federal Tax Administration in Montana 1863-1993. Helena, Montana: Internal Revenue Service. 
  • Elofson, Warren M. Frontier Cattle Ranching in the Land and Times of Charlie Russell (2005); ranching was similar in Alberta as shown in Russell painings;
  • Glasscock, C.B. (1935). The War of the Copper Kings. New York: Grosset and Dunlap. 
  • Groth, Clarence W. "Sowing and Reaping: Montana Banking, 1910-1925," Montana, Dec 1970, Vol. 20 Issue 4, pp 28–35
  • Hickcox, David H. "The Impact of the Great Northern Railway on Settlement in Northern Montana, 1880-1920," Railroad History, Summer 1983, Issue 148, pp 58–67
  • Jensen, Vernon H. (1950). Heritage of Conflict: Labor Relations in the Nonferrous Metals Industry up to 1930. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. 
  • Kennedy, Michael S., ed. (1964). Cowboys and Cattlemen; A Roundup from Montana, the Magazine of Western History. New York: Hastings House. 
  • Klassen, Henry C. "The Early Growth of the Conrad Banking Enterprise in Montana, 1880-1914," Great Plains Quarterly, Jan 1997, Vol. 17 Issue 1, pp 49–62
  • Kutzman, John Andrew. "Death of a Small Business: The Missoula Brewing Company," Montana, March 1988, Vol. 38 Issue 1, pp 54–61
  • Lonnquist, Lois (2006). Fifty Cents an Hour: The Builders and Boomtowns of the Fort Peck Dam. Helena, Montana: MtSky Press. ISBN 0-9786963-0-1. 
  • Morris, Patrick F. (1997). Anaconda Montana: Copper Smelting Boomtown on the Western Frontier. Bethesda, MD: Swann Publishing. ISBN 0-9657209-2-6. 
  • Pace, Dick. "Henry Sieben: Pioneer Montana Stockman," Montana, March 1979, Vol. 29 Issue 1, pp 2–15
  • Strom, Claire "The Great Northern Railway and Dryland Farming in Montana," Railroad History, Summer 1997, Issue 176, pp 80–102
  • Walter, Dave. "Simon Pepin, A Quiet Capitalist," Montana March 1989, Vol. 39 Issue 1, pp 34–38
  • West, Carroll Van. "Marcus Daly and Montana: One Man's Imprint on the Land," Montana Mar 1987, Vol. 37 Issue 1, pp 60–62

Indians[edit]

  • Bigart, Robert. Getting Good Crops: Economic and Diplomatic Survival Strategies of the Montana Bitterroot Salish Indians, 1870-1891 (Civilization of the American Indian Series, Vol. 266) (2010)
  • Bryan, William L. Montana's Indians: Yesterday and Today (Montana Geographic Series) (1995) excerpt and text search
  • Hoebel, E. Adamson. The Cheyennes: Indians of the Great Plains (1978)
  • Lopach, James J. et al. Tribal Government Today: Politics on Montana Indian Reservations (2nd ed. 1998)
  • Lowie, Robert H. The Crow Indians (U. of Nebraska Press, 1983)

Military histories[edit]

  • Fifer, Barbara. Montana Battlefields 1806-1877: Native Americans And the U.S. Army at War (2005) excerpt and text search
  • Goodrich, Thomas. (1997). Scalp Dance: Indian Warfare on the High Plains, 1865-1879. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-1523-X. 
  • Gray, John S. (1993). Custer's Last Campaign: Mitch Boyer and the Little Bighorn Remembered. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0-8032-7040-2. 
  • Greene, Jerome A. (2000). Nez Perce Summer-The U.S. Army and the Nee-Me-Poo Crisis. Helena, MT: Montana Historical Society Press. ISBN 0-917298-68-3. 
  • Glynn, Gary (2012). Montana's Home Front During World War II. Missoula, MT: Big Elk Books. ISBN 9780983839002. 
  • Hampton, Bruce (1994). Children of Grace-The Nez Perce War of 1877. New York: Henry Holt and Company. ISBN 0-8050-1991-X. 
  • Koury, Michael J. (1970). Military Posts of Montana. Bellevue, NE: The Old Army Press. 
  • Marshall, Joseph M. III. (2007). The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History. New York: Viking Press. ISBN 0-670-03853-9. 
  • Michno, Gregory F. (1997). Lakota Noon: The Indian Narrative of Custer's Defeat. Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press Publishing Company. ISBN 0-87842-349-4. 
  • Perrett, Bryan (1993). Last Stand: Famous Battles Against the Odds. London: Arms & Armour. ISBN 1-85409-188-3. 
  • Scott, Douglas D., Richard A. Fox, Melissa A. Connor, and Dick Harmon. (1989). Archaeological Perspectives on the Battle of the Little Bighorn. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0-8061-3292-2. 
  • Upton, Richard, ed. (1973). Fort Custer on The Big Horn 1877-1898. Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Co. 
  • Welch, James; Stekler, Paul (2007). Killing Custer: The Battle of Little Bighorn and the Fate of the Plains Indians. New York: W.W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-32939-9. 
  • West, Elliott (2009). The last Indian war : the Nez Perce story. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-513675-3. 

Primary sources[edit]

Local and regional histories[edit]

  • An Illustrated History of The Yellowstone Valley-Embracing The Counties of Park, Sweet Grass, Carbon, Yellowstone, Rosebud, Custer And Dawson, State Of Montana. Spokane, Washington: Western Historical Publishing Company. 1907. 
  • Brown, Mark H. (1961). Plainsmen of the Yellowstone-A History of the Yellowstone Basin. Omaha, NE: University of Nebraska Press. 
  • Carlile, Marie, ed. (1979). The Smith River Journal, A History From Lews & Clark to 1979, Cascade & Meagher Counties, Montana. Great Falls, MT: Smith River Historical Society. 
  • Freeman, Harry C. (1900). A brief History of Butte, Montana-The World's Greatest Mining Camp. Chicago: The Henry O. Shepard Co. 
  • Gloege, Marvin E. Survival or gradual extinction: the small town in the Great Plains of eastern Montana (Meadowlark Publishing Services, 2007)
  • Johnson, Dorothy M. (1971). The Bloody Bozeman-The Perilous Trail to Montana's Gold. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company. ISBN 0-87842-152-1. 
  • LaDow, Beth (2001). The Medicine Line-Life and Death on a North American Borderline. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-92764-1. 
  • Mercier, Mercier, (2001). Anaconda: Labor, Community, and Culture in Montana's Smelter City. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press. ISBN 0-252-06988-9. 
  • Mercier, Laurie K. "'The Stack Dominated Our Lives': Metals Manufacturing In Four Montana Communities," Montana June 1988, Vol. 38 Issue 2, pp 40–57
  • Rees, Tony (2008). Arc of the Medicine Line. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 978-0-8032-1791-1. 
  • Smith, Phyllis (1996). Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley. A History. Helena, MT: Falcon Press Publishers. ISBN 1-56044-540-8. 
  • Speck, Virginia Lee (1946). The History of the Deer Lodge Valley to 1870. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 
  • Turner, C. Frank (1973). Across the Medicine Line. Toronto, Ontario: McClellan and Stewart. ISBN 0-7710-8616-4. 
  • Van West, Carroll (1993). Capitalism on the Frontier: Billings and the Yellowstone Valley in the Nineteenth Century. Omaha, NE: University of Nebraska Press. 
  • Vichorek, Daniel N. (1993). The Hi-Line, Profiles of a Montana Land. Helena, Montana: American World and Geographic Publishing. ISBN 1-56037-021-1. 
  • WPA Federal Writers Project. Montana: A State Guide Book (Viking Press, 1939) classic guide to every town online edition

Law and order[edit]

  • Allen, Frederick (2005). Decent, Orderly Lynching: The Montana Vigilantes. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0-8061-3651-0. 
  • Dimsdale, Thomas J. (1915). The Vigilantes of Montana-or Popular Justice in the Rocky Mountains. Helena, MT: State Publishing. 

Ghost towns[edit]

  • Baker, Don (1997). Ghost Towns of the Montana Prairie. Boulder, CO: Fred Pruett Books. ISBN 0-87108-050-8. 
  • Fifer, Barbara (2002). Montana Mining Ghost Towns. Helena, Montana: Farcountry Press. ISBN 1-56037-195-1. 
  • Johnson, Virginia Weisel. "Tough Taft: Boom Town." Montana Dec 1982, Vol. 32 Issue 4, pp 50–57
  • Miller, Don C. (1982). Ghost Towns of Montana. Boulder, Colorado: Pruett Publishing. ISBN 0-87108-606-9. 
  • Whitfield, William W. (2007). Montana Ghost Towns and Gold Camps - A Pictorial Guide. Stevensville, Montana: Stoneydale Press Publishing Co. ISBN 1-931291-38-1. 

Primary sources[edit]

Biographies[edit]

  • Progressive Men of the State of Montana. Chicago: A.W. Bowen and Co. 1900. 
  • Adams, Ramon F.; Home E. Britzman, (1948). Charles M. Russell: The Cowboy Artist - A Biography. Pasadena, California: Trail's End Publishing. 
  • Athearn, Robert G. (1949). Thomas Francis Meagher, An Irish Revolutionary in America. Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Press. 
  • Bates, J. Leonard. "Walsh, Thomas James"; American National Biography Online 2000
  • Hanna, Warren L. (1988). Stars over Montana-Men Who Made Glacier National Park History. West Glacier, MT: Glacier Natural History Association. ISBN 978-0-09-167906-4. 
  • Hanna, Warren L. (1986). The Life and Times of James Willard Schultz (Apikuni). Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0-8061-1985-3. 
  • Karlin, Jules A. "Dixon, Joseph Moore" American National Biography Online (2000) online
  • Lopach, James and Jean Luckowski (2005). Jeannette Rankin: A Political Woman. University Press of Colorado. ISBN 978-0-87081-812-7. 
  • Lucey, Donna M. (2001). Photographing Montana 1894-1928: The Life and Work of Evelyn Cameron. Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press Publishing. ISBN 0-87842-425-3. 
  • Milner, Clyde A. II; O'Conner, Carol A. (2008). As Big As The West-The Pioneer Life of Granville Stuart. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-512709-6. 
  • Morrison, John, and Catherine Wright Morrison. Mavericks: The Lives and Battles of Montana's Political Legends (2003), chapters on Joseph K. Toole, Ella Knowles, Joseph M. Dixon, Thomas Walsh, Jeannette Rankin, Burton K. Wheeler, James E. Murray, Mike Mansfield, and Lee Metcalf
  • Ruetten, Richard T. Burton K. Wheeler, 1905-1925, an independent liberal under fire (1957) 418pp; vol 1 of standard biography; Burton K. Wheeler of Montana: a progressive between the wars (1961) - 662 pages; vol. 2
  • Scott, Kim Allen (2007). Yellowstone Denied-The Life of Gustavus Cheyney Doane. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 978-0-8061-3800-8. 
  • Stevenson, Elizabeth (2001). Figures in a Western Landscape. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers. 
  • Wostrel, Linda, ed. (2001). Dreams Across the Divide-Stories of Montana Pioneers. Stevensville, MT: Stoneydale Press Publishing Company. ISBN 1931291136. 

Memoirs and primary sources[edit]

  • Abbott, E.C. ("Teddy Blue") (1939). We Pointed Them North: Recollections of a Cowpucher. New York: Farrar & Rinehart. 
  • Bonney, Orrin H.; Bonney, Lorraine (1970). Battle Drums and Geysers-The Life And Journals Of Lt. Gustavus Cheyney Doane, Soldier And Explorer Of The Yellowstone And Snake River Regions. Chicago: Swallow Press. 
  • Crawford, Lewis F. (1926). Rekindling Camp Fires-The Exploits of Ben Arnold (Connor)-An authentic narrative of sixty years in the old West as an Indian Fighter, Gold Miner, Cowboy, Hunter, and Army Scout. Bismark, ND: Capital Book Co. 
  • Quaife, M.M., ed. (1926). Yellowstone Kelly-The Memoirs of Luther S. Kelly. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 
  • Stuart, Granville (1925). Forty Years On The Frontier as seen in the Journals and Reminiscences of Granville Stuart Gold-Miner, Trader, Merchant, Rancher and Politician. Cleveland, OH: The Arthur H. Clark Company. 
  • Wheeler, Burton K. Yankee from the West: The candid, turbulent life story of the Yankee-born U.S. Senator from Montana (1962), autobiography

Political histories[edit]

  • Colde, Judith K. "A Wide Field for Usefulness: Women's Civil Status and the Evolution of Women's Suffrage on the Montana Frontier, 1864-1914," American Journal of Legal History, July 1990, Vol. 34 Issue 3, pp 262–294
  • Lemon, Greg. Blue Man in a Red State: Montana's Governor Brian Schweitzer and the New Western Populism (2008), popular
  • Lopach, James (1983). We the People of Montana: The Workings of a Popular Government. Mountain Press. ISBN 978-0-87842-154-1. 
  • Malone, Michael P. "The Montana New Dealers," in John Braeman et al. eds. The New Deal: Volume Two - the State and Local Levels (1975) pp 240–68
  • Morrison, John, and Catherine Wright Morrison. Mavericks: The Lives and Battles of Montana's Political Legends (2003), chapters on Joseph K. Toole, Ella Knowles, Joseph M. Dixon, Thomas Walsh, Jeannette Rankin, Burton K. Wheeler, James E. Murray, Mike Mansfield, and Lee Metcalf
  • O'Keane, Josephine. Thomas J. Walsh: A Senator from Montana(1955) online edition
  • McDonald, Verlaine Stoner (2010). The red corner : the rise and fall of communism in northeastern Montana. Helena, Montana: Montana Historical Society Press. ISBN 978-0-9759196-7-5. 
  • Spence, Clark C. (1975). Territorial Politics and Government in Montana, 1864-89. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-00460-5. 
  • Spritzer, Donald F. Senator James E. Murray and the Limits of Post-War Liberalism (1985).
  • Swibold, Dennis L. Copper chorus: mining, politics, and the Montana press, 1889-1959 (2006)
  • Waldron, Ellis L. Montana politics since 1864: an atlas of elections (1958) 428 pages

Culture[edit]

  • Adams, Ramon F.; Home E. Britzman, (1948). Charles M. Russell: The Cowboy Artist - A Biography. Pasadena, California: Trail's End Publishing. 
  • Egan, Ken. Hope And Dread In Montana Literature (Western Literature Series) (2003)
  • Harrison, Brady. All Our Stories Are Here: Critical Perspectives on Montana Literature (2009) excerpt and text search; 12 essays by scholars
  • Newby, Rick, and Suzanne Hunger, eds. Writing Montana: literature under the big sky (1996) 27 essays; excerpt and text search
  • Patterson, Caroline, ed. Montana Women Writers: A Geography of the Heart (2006)
  • WPA. An Ornery Bunch: Tales and Anecdotes Collected by the WPA Montana Writer's Project 1935-1942 ed. by Megan Hiller, Rick Newby, and Elaine Peterson (1999)

Social history[edit]

  • Carter, Sarah (2009). Montana women homesteaders: a field of one's own. Helena, Montana: Far County Press. ISBN 978-1-56037-500-5. 
  • Colde, Judith K. "A Wide Field for Usefulness: Women's Civil Status and the Evolution of Women's Suffrage on the Montana Frontier, 1864-1914," American Journal of Legal History, July 1990, Vol. 34 Issue 3, pp 262–294
  • Emmons, David M. (1989). The Butte Irish: Class and Ethnicity in an American Mining Town, 1875-1925. Champlain, IL: University of Illinois Press. ISBN 0-252-06155-1. 
  • Hickcox, David H. "The Impact of the Great Northern Railway on Settlement in Northern Montana, 1880-1920," Railroad History, Summer 1983, Issue 148, pp 58–67
  • Melcher, Mary. "'Women's Matters': Birth Control, Prenatal Care, and Childbirth in Rural Montana, 1910-1940," Montana June 1991, Vol. 41 Issue 2, pp 47–56
  • Mercier, Laurie K. "Women's Role in Montana Agriculture: 'You Had To Make Every Minute Count,'" Montana Dec 1988, Vol. 38 Issue 4, pp 50–61
  • Palladino, Lawrence B. (1894). Indian and White in the Northwest; or, A History of Catholicity in Montana. Baltimore, MD: John Murphy & Co. 
  • Tubbs, Stephenie Ambrose. "Montana Women's Clubs at the Turn of the Century," Montana March 1986, Vol. 36 Issue 1, pp 26–35

Geology[edit]

  • Alt, David. (1984). Profiles of Montana Geology: A layman's guide to the Treasure State. Butte, Montana: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology. 
  • Fritz, William J. (1985). Roadside Geology of the Yellowstone County. Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press. ISBN 0-87842-170-X. 

Bibliographies[edit]

  • Montana As It Is and Was. Helena, Montana: Montana State Library. 1966. 
  • Dempsey, Hugh A.; Moir, Lindsey (1989). Bibliography of the Blackfoot: Native American Bibliography Series No. 13. Metuchun, NJ: Scarecrow. [1]
  • Johnson, Byran R. (1988). The Blackfeet: An Annotated Bibliography, Garland Reference Library of Social Science, No. 441. New York: Garland. [1]

Original sources[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phillip M. White (October 2004). Bibliography of Native American bibliographies. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 48–49. ISBN 978-0-313-31941-9.