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Montana The Magazine of Western History Spring 2015Vol. 65, No. 1

When Jeannette Said “No”

Montana Women’s Response to World War I
by Mary Murphy

“Upward Ho! Or, The Way of The Better Life”

The Circuit Chautauqua Movement in Montana
by Nancy Cooper

Bob & Charlie

A Montana Pair to Draw To
by Kirby Lambert and Jennifer Bottomly-O’looney

Firefighters in the Sky

75 Years and Still Smokejumping over Montana
by Lincoln Bramwell

The Montana Historical Society Celebrates 150 Years

by Bruce Whittenberg


Wyckoff, How to Read the American West, reviewed by J. Clark Archer | Gruen, Manifest Destinations, reviewed by Michael Childers | Sailor, Meaningful Places, reviewed by Carl Mautz | Robison, Montana Territory and the Civil War, reviewed by Rich Aarstad | Farmer, Trees in Paradise, reviewed by Linda L. Ivey | Sowards, Idaho’s Place, reviewed by Amy E. Canfield | Isenberg, Wyatt Earp, reviewed by John H. Barnhill | Curtis, Gambling on Ore, reviewed by Eric C. Nystrom | Anderson, Ethnic Cleansing and the Indian, reviewed by Clyde Ellis

On the cover

The front cover features a detail from Charles M. Russell’s When the Land Belonged to God (1914, oil on canvas, 42½" x 72", Montana Historical Society Museum, X1977.01.01), one of more than two hundred Russell artworks featured in Montana’s Charlie Russell: Art in the Collection of the Montana Historical Society, newly published by the Montana Historical Society Press. Authors Jennifer Bottomly-O’looney and Kirby Lambert dedicated the book to Robert F. “Bob” Morgan, Montana Historical Society emeritus board member and former curator, and his wife Genevieve E. Morgan. Turn to page 40 for a description of how Bob Morgan’s career intertwined with Russell and his art.

Bob Morgan’s White Bears & White Cliffs (1988, oil on canvas, 70" x 94", Montana Historical Society Museum, 1988.103.01) graces the back cover with grizzly bears watching members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition tow their dugout canoes up the Missouri River.

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