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 2018

Spring 2018

Vol. 68, No. 1

Created: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Vol. 68, No. 1

Art, Agency, and ConservationA Fresh Look at Albert Bierstadt’s Vision of the West
by Peter H. Hassrick

John Owen’s Worst TripA Journey across the Columbia Plateau, 1858
by Sally Thompson

The Piikuni and the U.S. Army’s Piegan ExpeditionCompeting Narratives of the 1870 Massacre on the Marias River
by Rodger C. Henderson

“Enriched by the Vitalized Pictures”The Moving Image Archives at the Montana Historical Society
by Kelly Burton

Categories: Publication, Magazines



Loomis, Empire of Timber, reviewed by Aaron Goings | Snow, Living with Lead, reviewed by Leif Frederickson | Dykstra and Manfra, Dodge City and the Birth of the Wild West, reviewed by David Dary | Dearinger, The Filth of Progress, reviewed by Hilton Obenzinger | Botkin, Frank Little and the IWW, reviewed by Jon Axline | Catton, Rainy Lake House, reviewed by Benjamin H. Johnson

On the cover

The Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak, by Albert Bierstadt, 1863