Learning from Historical Documents for Chapter 5
Broadside Announcing the Auction of Buffalo Robes, 1877. Benning & Barsalou Auctioneers records, 1876-1877. Small Collection 2366. Montana Historical Society Research Center. Archives.
Context for the Broadside:
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About Primary Sources:
Letters, diary entries, census
records, newspapers, and photographs are all examples of "primary
sources," material created at a particular moment in the past that has
survived into the present. Primary sources can provide clues to the
past. They are our windows into an earlier time. The Montana Historical
Society contains thousands of primary sources. The above item from the
Society's collection relates directly to this chapter.