Montana Historical Society Press


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 2005

Spring 2005

Vol. 55, No. 1

Created: Monday, March 21, 2005

Vol. 55, No. 1

Diversions, Ditches, and District CourtsMontana’s Struggle to Allocate Water
by Brian Shovers

The Contradictory Legacies of Buffalo Bill Cody’s First Scalp for Custerby Paul L. Hedren

Elwood Mead, Buffalo Bill Cody, and the Carey Act in Wyomingby Robert E. Bonner

Kayaking Playground or Nature Preserve?Whitewater Boating Conflicts in Yellowstone National Park
by Michael J. Yochim

Historical Maps of Montana and the Stories They Tellby Sally Thompson

Reading between the Linesby Clyde Ellis and Charlene Porsild

Categories: Publication, Magazines



Blew, Writing Her Own Life, reviewed by Barbara Havira | Centner, Empty Pastures, reviewed by Laurie Winn Carlson | Hoerig, Under the Palace Portal, reviewed by Kim Suina | Benes, Native American Picture Books of Change, reviewed by Anita Scheetz | Baron, The Beast in the Garden, reviewed by Chris Young | Svenvold, Elmer McCurdy, reviewed by Clyde Ellis | Smead, Vocabulario Vaquero/Cowboy Talk, reviewed by Paul F. Starrs | Weinberg, The Real Rosebud, reviewed by Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith | Sundstrom, Storied Stone, reviewed by Russel L. Tanner | Spagna, Now Go Home, reviewed by T. Louise Freeman-Toole | Litz, The Montana Frontier, reviewed by Liza Nicholas

On the cover

(front) A Stream in the Rocky Mountains, by Albert Bierstadt, 1882; (back) The Life of Buffalo Bill in 3 Reels, poster, c. 1913