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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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Summer 1986

Summer 1986

Vol. 36, No. 3

Created: Saturday, June 21, 1986

Vol. 36, No. 3

The Story of Mrs. Picotte-Galpin, a Sioux Heroine Eagle Woman Becomes a Trader and Counsels for Peace, 1868–1888
by John S. Gray

Astoria and the Birth of Empireby James P. Ronda

Robert Meldrum and the Crow Peltry Tradeby Keith Algier

Conflict and Crisis in University Politics The Firing of President E. B. Craighead, 1915
by Jules A. Karlin

A Puritan at Alder Gulch and the Great Salt Lake Rev. Jonathan Blanchard’s Letters from the West, 1864
by Robert H. Keller Jr.

Montana Episodes Celebrating the Fourth of July in Fort Benton, 1910
by T. Eugene Barrows

Historical Commentary “Promised Land” or Armageddon? History, Survivalists, and the Aryan Nations in the Pacific Northwest
by Eckard Toy

Montana Book Roundupby Charles E. Rankin

Categories: Publication, Magazines



Robbins, American Forestry: A History of National, State, and Private Cooperation, reviewed by Elmo Richardson | Mills, Harvest of Barren Regrets: The Army Career of Frederick William Benteen, 1834–1898 , reviewed by Robert M. Utley | Jackson, Voyages of the Steamboat Yellow Stone, reviewed by William E. Lass | Milner and O’Neil, eds., Churchmen and the Western Indians, 1820–1920, reviewed by Peter Iverson | Monahan, Destination: Denver City, the South Platte Trail, reviewed by W. Turrentine Jackson | Davis, ed., From Microcosm to Macrocosm: Advances in Tipi Ring Investigation and Interpretation, reviewed by Carling I. Malouf | Lawrence, Hoofbeats and Society: Studies of Human-Horse Interactions, reviewed by David Remley | Merritt, Baronets and Buffalo: The British Sportsmen in the American West, 1833–1881, reviewed by Lewis O. Saum

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Trappers Saluting the Rocky Mountains, 1864, by Alfred Jacob Miller