Autumn 2016: In this issue

Autumn 2016 cover

Vol. 66, No. 3

“Realizing the Chance of Your Life”

A Wisconsin Doctor Moves to Missoula, 1905
by Todd L. Savitt

Nurse, Mother, Midwife

Susie Walking Bear Yellowtail and the Struggle for Crow Women’s Reproductive Autonomy
by Brianna Theobald

After the West Was Won

How African American Buffalo Soldiers Invigorated the Helena Community in Early Twentieth-Century Montana
by Anthony Wood

Fraud at Fort Parker

How Corruption and Contracting Built Early Bozeman
by Crystal Alegria and Marsha Fulton

“I was smitten with the West”

The Montana Historical Society celebrates Brian W. Dippie
by Charles E. Rankin


Bottomly-O’looney and Lambert, Montana’s Charlie Russell, reviewed by Larry Len Peterson | Brooks, Restoring the Shining Waters, reviewed by Cody Ferguson | Elofson, So Far and Yet so Close, reviewed by Matthew Todd | Jones, Epiphany in the Wilderness, reviewed by Andrea Smalley | Martin and Martin, Horsehair Bridles, reviewed by Lyndel Meikle | Mathes, ed., The Women’s National Indian Association, reviewed by Clyde Ellis | Jensen and Patterson, eds., Travels with Frances Densmore, reviewed by Karen E. Phoenix

On the Cover

Trained at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Ernest Martin Hennings (1886–1956) painted his early works with a restrained palette. A visit to Taos, New Mexico—soon followed by a move—inspired Hennings to adopt the colorful style for which he is known today. The bright foliage characteristic of his later work is displayed on the front cover painting, Aspen Vista (oil on canvas, 30" × 30"). The painting appears courtesy the Coeur d’Alene Art Auction. The back cover features a medicine kit from the collection of the Montana Historical Society Museum (Gift of Joan Holter, 1996.69.02). It belonged to Dr. William Treacy, who practiced medicine in Helena from 1886 until his death in 1912.

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