Additional Information and Resources for Chapter 8
The Cowboy Artist: A View of Montana History from the Montana
Historical Society. This trunk presents over 40 Charles M.
Russell prints and hands-on artifacts that open a window into Montana
history by discussing Russell's art and how he interpreted aspects of
Woolies and Whinnies: The Sheep and Cattle Industry in Montana
from the Montana Historical Society. This trunk reveals the
fascinating stories of cattle, horse, and sheep ranching in Montana,
1870 to 1920.
The Grant-Kohrs Ranch Traveling Trunk, from Grant-Kohrs Ranch.
This trunk focuses on cattlemen, cowboys, and cattle drives and
includes period photographs, reproduction clothing, a videotape on
Grant-Kohrs Ranch, books, and a teacher's guide with grade-specific
Websites and Online Lesson Plans
Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site has created a number of
lesson plans, including
"A Brand is Forever" and "Home on the Range."
The Montana Historical Society has scanned brand records from 1873
through 1991, and has made the information available through the
Project. A brief article
"Livestock Brands in Montana," published on the Montana
Historical Society's "History Wiki," offers information about the
brand records--including a little about how to search and read them.
The Montana Arts Council has the information you need to embark on
a unit on cowboy poetry. For another approach, see this
lesson plan on teaching cowboy literature.
"Exploring the West," a project of the Bill Lane Center for the Study of
the North American West at Stanford University, has created
several intriguing 50-minute lesson plans on cowboys that explore the
role cowboys have played in the historical myth of the West.
The website PBS created to accompany its series
The West includes good general and background information on
Videos or DVDs
I'll Ride that Horse: Montana Women Bronc Riders - 27 minutes.
(A VHS tape of this film can also be borrowed from the
Montana Historical Society.)
Evelyn Cameron: Pictures from a Worthy Life - 57 minutes. (A
VHS tape of this film can also be borrowed from the
Montana Historical Society.)
The Last Stronghold: The Miles City Bucking Horse Sale,
Montana PBS - 30 minutes.
Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, near Deer Lodge
C. M. Russell
Museum, Great Falls
Montana Historical Society
McKay Gallery of C. M. Russell Art, Helena
Range Riders Museum, Miles City
to Content Standards and Essential Understandings Regarding Montana
Tests and Answer Keys
The nighthawk in his nest, photo by L. A. Huffman,
Montana Historical Society Photo Archives 981-568
Charles M. Russell in studio painting The Lewis and
Clark Expedition, 1918, Montana Historical Society Photo Archives
Detail, Bronc to
Breakfast, C. M. Russell, Montana Historical Society Museum
Cowboys, William Gollings, Montana Historical Society Museum