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MHS Press publishes regional books on the history and cultural resources of Montana. Book titles with asterisks (*) are available as ebooks from most major online ebook retailers.

The award-winning quarterly, Montana The Magazine of Western History, contains articles on the history of Montana and the West. Search the magazine index for a more comprehensive catalog of articles. To obtain prices and/or purchase back issues, email or call (406) 444-4708. Copies may also be available at your local library or the MHS Research Center.

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Spring 1978

Spring 1978

Vol. 28, No. 2

Created: Tuesday, March 21, 1978

Vol. 28, No. 2

Itinerant Frontier Photographers and Images Lost, Strayed, or Stolenby John S. Gray

“The Very Atmospphere Is Charged with Unbelief . . .” Presbyterians and Higher Education in Montana
by Norman J. Bender

Cornelius Hedges Frontier Educator
by George Lubick

Miss Jacoby 19th Century Educator, 20th Century Guardian of Excellence
by Alice Cowan Coleman

Lutey Brothers Marketeria America’s First Self-Serve Grocers
by Kent Lutey

Categories: Publication, Magazines



Menagrini, trans. and ed. Lothrop, Recollections of the Flathead Mission: Containing Brief Observations Both Ancient and Contemporary Concerning This Particular Nation, reviewed by Victor C. Dahl | Peterson, The Bonanza Kings, the Social Origins and Business Behavior of Western Mining Entrepreneurs, 1870–1900, reviewed by Steven F. Mehls | Hanes, Bill Pickett, Bulldogger, reviewed by Howard A. DeWitt | Amaral, Mustang: Life and Legends of Nevada’s Wild Horses, reviewed by Jerome E. Edwards | Cheney and Mygatt, eds., This Is Wyoming Listen . . . , reviewed by Barton R. Voigt | Papanikolas, ed., The Peoples of Utah, reviewed by Dennis L. Lythgoe | Harmsen, American Western Art, reviewed by Vivian A. Paladin | Hardeman, Wilderness Calling: The Hardeman Family in the American Westward Movement, 1750–1900, reviewed by Richard A. Bartlett | Selby, The Conquest of the American West, reviewed by Lawrence R. Borne | Xantus, trans. and ed. Schoenman and Schoenman, Letters from North America, reviewed by Merrill J. Mattes | Philp, John Collier’s Crusade for Indian Reform, 1920–1954, reviewed by Robert W. Mardock | Dorsett, The Queen City: A History of Denver, reviewed by Liston E. Leyendecker | Utley, ed., Life in Custer’s Cavalry: Diaries and Letters of Albert and Jennie Barnitz, reviewed by Robert G. Palmer | Loewenberg, Equality on the Oregon Frontier: Jason Lee and the Methodist Mission, 1834–43, reviewed by Richard W. Etulain | Clark, ed., The Killing of Chief Crazy Horse: Three Eyewitness Views, reviewed by William E. Huntzicker | Trimble, Arizona: A Panoramic History of a Frontier State, reviewed by Brad Luckingham | Blackburn, ed., Kansas and the West: Bicentennial Essays in Honor of Nyle H. Miller, reviewed by Louis George Griffin | Gressley, The Twentieth-Century American West: A Potpourri, reviewed by Stanford J. Layton | Drury, Nine Years with the Spokane Indians, the Diary, 1838–1848, of Elkanah Walker, reviewed by David A. Walker | Pointer, In Search of Butch Cassidy, reviewed by Larry V. Bishop | Gibson, ed., Frontier Historian: The Life and Work of Edward Everett Dale, reviewed by Richard W. Etulain | Clifton, The Prairie People: Continuity and Change in Potawatomi Indian Culture, 1665–1965, reviewed by William E. Unrau | Gressley, ed., Voltaire and the Cowboy: The Letters of Thurman Arnold, reviewed by Richard Lowitt

On the cover

(front) Charles M. Russell and His Friends, 1922, by Charles M. Russell; (back) Cowboy’s Best Friend, 1911, by Charles M. Russell