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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Winter 2011

Winter 2011

Vol. 61, No. 4

Created: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Vol. 61, No. 4

The West Loved Oysters Too!A Look at that Time in America When Those Briny Bivalves Were All the Rage, Even beyond the Missouri River
by Paul L. Hedren

Staging the Past in Montana’s Alder GulchRuminations on History, Tourism, and Preservation
by J. Philip Gruen

‘Our Snow Covered Trail’A Montana Freighter Recalls the Hard Winter of 1906–1907
by Joseph M. Hartmann

Ahead of His TimeJoseph Kinsey Howard and the Writing of Strange Empire
by Heather Devine

Cons OnlineA Montana Historical Society Digitization Project
by Caitlan Maxwell and Jodie Foley

Categories: Publication, Magazines



de Steiguer, Wild Horses of the West, reviewed by Albert L. Hurtado | Truettner, Painting Indians and Building Empires in North America, 1710–1840, reviewed by Patricia A. Etter | Lawrence and Lawrence, Violent Encounters, reviewed by Emily R. Wardrop | Powers, The Killing of Crazy Horse, reviewed by Eli Paul | Johnson and Johnson, Two Toms, reviewed by Henry E. Stamm IV | Hutton, ed., Roundup!, reviewed by Willard Wyman | Smith and Frehner, eds., Indians and Energy, reviewed by Andrew Gulliford | Kohl, I Do, reviewed by Katherine Jellison

On the cover

(front) Montana Winter Scene, by Harvey Thomas Dunn, 1907; (back) saddle of Gabriel Dumont