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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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Winter 2005

Winter 2005

Vol. 55, No. 4

Created: Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Vol. 55, No. 4

What’s the Matter with Texas?The Great Enigma of the Lone Star State in the American West
by Ty Cashion

‘Good night with the Stars and Stripes, Army, Navy, and Mister damned Wilson’Montana’s Central Role in the Repression—and Eventual Recognition—of Free Speech
by Clemens P. Work

In the Shadow of Billy the KidSusan McSween and the Lincoln County War
by Kathleen P. Chamberlain

The Masonic Apron of Meriwether Lewis and the Legacy of Masonry in Montanaby Ellen Baumler

Comet, Montanaby Christine W. Brown

Unexpected Treasures among the Photographs of Ed and Emil Kopacby Delores J. Morrow and Sandra J. Barker

Categories: Publication, Magazines



Coleman, Vicious, reviewed by Andrew Kirk | Lawson and Seidman, The Constitution of Empire, reviewed by Frederick E. Hoxie | Mason, Natural Museums, reviewed by Alice Wondrak Biel | Safford, The Mechanics of Optimism, reviewed by John Koerth | Marshall III, The Journey of Crazy Horse, reviewed by Nannette Croce | Tutorow, The Governor, reviewed by Gordon Morris Bakken | Nunis Jr., ed., The Journal of a Sea Captain’s Wife, 1841–1845, reviewed by Kenneth N. Owens | Jones, William Clark and the Shaping of the West, and Foley, Wilderness Journey, reviewed by John L. Allen | Edgerton, Montana Justice, reviewed by Lyndel Meikle | Harris III and Sadler, The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Revolution, reviewed by Ty Cashion | Allen, A Decent Orderly Lynching, reviewed by Wallace C. McLane | Cristy, Charles M. Russell, reviewed by Anne Morand | Rattenbury, The Art of American Arms Makers, reviewed by Ron Tyler | Lister, Troweling through Time, reviewed by Carter Jones Meyer | Lowry, Venereal Disease and the Lewis and Clark Expedition, reviewed by Pierce C. Mullen | Thompson and Jones III, Civil War and Revolution on the Rio Grande Frontier, reviewed by Mark A. Weitz

On the cover

(front) Gary Cooper as The Texan, by Norman Rockwell, 1930; (back) Masonic apron of Meriwether Lewis, c. 1800