Additional Resources for Chapter 5
to Caps: The Montana Fur Trade, from the Montana Historical Society.
This trunk gives students a glimpse at how fur traders lived and made
their living along the creeks and valleys of Montana, 1810-1860.
Furbearer Box, from the Wildlife Lab, Montana Fish, Wildlife and
Parks. This trunk includes hides of a bobcat, raccoon, beaver, otter,
pine marten, fox, muskrat, coyote, and fisher along with skulls.
Websites and Online
Society Learning Centre and Trading Post includes
well-organized and relevant information on many aspects of the fur
Exploration: The Fur Trade and Hudson Bay Company includes lesson
plans as well as primary and secondary sources for research projects.
The Gabriel Dumont Institute's "Virtual
Museum of Metis History and Culture" is an amazing clearinghouse of
material relating to the Metis, with audio recordings and streaming
video as well as written material and photographs.
Journal has articles on many topics related to the fur trade,
including finger weaving, Metis style, "Fur Post Construction," "Women
in the Fur Trade," and "A Year in the Life of a Canoe Brigade."
"The American Buffalo: Spirit of the Nation," an episode of the
program Nature, PBS created this website.
A good bibliography of books and articles relating to the fur trade in
Montana is available through the
Montana History WIKI.
PBS created a
lesson plan on the spread of infectious diseases (particularly
cholera) among American Indians to accompany its documentary, The
Videos or DVDs
The Story of Sophie Morigeau, by Salish Kootenai College - 27
minutes. Available through SKC Media (call 406-275-4878 or email
Owen State Park, Stevensville (Related
IEFA lesson plans are available.)
St. Mary's Mission, Stevensville
Fort Union Trading
Post National Historic Site, Williston, North Dakota
to Content Standards and Essential Understandings Regarding Montana
Tests and Answer Keys
Detail, Free Trappers, 1911, C. M. Russell, Montana
Historical Society Museum
Buffalo Bones along the Northern Pacific, photo by
Charles Spencer Francis, illustration from Sport Among the Rockies: The Record of a Fishing and Hunting Trip in North-Western
Montana (Troy, NY, 1889), p. 13 Montana Historical Society Photo
St. Mary's Mission, Bitterroot Valley, 1884, photo
by F. Jay Haynes, Montana Historical Society Photo Archives,
Haynes Foundation Coll. H-1328