Chapter 8 - Livestock and the Open Range, 1850-1887

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Online textbook: Chapter 8

Worksheet 1: Cause and Effect

Worksheet 2: Using Song as a Primary Source

 

Learning from historical Documents

"Cow tales," by Georgia Reichert as told by H. J. Rutter, Poplar, 1931

Letter from Albert Ronne to James Fergus, from Chinook, November 1892

 

For Educators: Resources

 

Interesting Links

Explore Grant-Kohrs National Historic Site, which was once the headquarters of a 10-million-acre cattle empire.

View the photographs of L. A. Huffman, who documented life on the open range.

Discover what life is like for sheepherders today.

 Detail, Cheyenne Cowboys, William Gollings, Montana Historical Society Museum
Detail, Cheyenne Cowboys, William Gollings, Montana Historical Society Museum