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Summer 1979

Summer 1979

Vol. 29, No. 3

Created: Thursday, June 21, 1979

Vol. 29, No. 3

The Return of the Mandan Chiefby William E. Foley and Charles David Rice

Pelts, Provisions, & Perceptions The Hudson’s Bay Company and Mandan Indian Trade, 1975–1812
by John A. Alwin

Montana’s Birdmen of World War Iby Dennis Gordon

The Governor Hunts Another Judge Benjamin Potts and the Ouster of John Murphy
by Clark C. Spence

Ralph E. DeCamp Artist as Photographer
by the editors

Wells Fargo Stagecoaching in Montana The Overland Mail Contract for 1868
by W. Turrentine Jackson

Montana Episodes He Didn’t Know It Couldn’t Be Done
by Robert Travis Pound

Categories: Publication, Magazines



Droze, Trees, Prairies, and People: A History of Tree Planting in the Plains States, reviewed by Ronald J. Fahl | Poll, et. al, Utah’s History, reviewed by Merle Wells | Edmunds, The Potawatomis: Keepers of the Fire, reviewed by Robert C. Carriker | Forrest, Bill Gollings: The Man and His Art, reviewed by Joseph Stuart | Sonnichsen, From Hopalong to Hud: Thoughts on Western Fiction, reviewed by Richard A. Bartlett | Bergon and Papanikolas, eds., Looking Far West: The Search for the American West in History, Myth, and Literature, reviewed by Edwin R. Bingham | Hutchinson, The World, the Work, & the West of W. H. D. Koerner, reviewed by Ron Tyler | Autry with Herskovitz, Back in the Saddle Again, reviewed by Rill C. Malone | Merk, History of the Westward Movement, reviewed by Arrell Morgan Gibson | Carter, Pike in Colorado, reviewed by Maxine Benson | Doig, This House of Sky: Landscape of a Western Mind, reviewed by Richard W. Etulain | Lingenfelter, Steamboats on the Colorado River, reviewed by Henry P. Walker | McDermott, Forlorn Hope: The Battle of White Bird Canyon and the Beginning of the Nez Perce War, reviewed by Bert W. Marley | Hofsommer, ed., Railroads in the West, reviewed by Ross R. Cotroneo | Cohen and Miller, The Big Burn: The Northwest’s Forest Fire of 1910, and Miller and Cohen, Military and Trading Posts of Montana, reviewed by Rex C. Myers | Stover, Iron Roads to the West: American Railroads in the 1850s, reviewed by Stephen Salisbury | Heski, ”Icastinyanka Cikala Hanzi”: The Little Shadow Catcher, reviewed by Brian W. Dippie | Jackson, ed., The Mormon Role in the Settlement of the West, reviewed by F. Ross Peterson | Kilian, Go Do Some Great Thing: The Black Pioneers of British Columbia, reviewed by William L. Lang

On the cover

Interior of a Mandan Earth Lodge, 1833, by Karl Bodmer