Use these hyperlinks to discover much more about Montana in 1864. For more reading on this formative time, see the full reference list for Montana 1864 below.
Abbott, E. C. (“Teddy Blue”), and Helena Huntington Smith. We Pointed Them North: Recollections of a Cowpuncher. Ca. 1939. Repint Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1955.
Adams, David Wallace. Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1995.
Agnito, Joseph and Rosemary. Buffalo Calf Road Woman: The Story of a Warrior of the Little Bighorn. Helena: TwoDot, 2005.
Allen, Frederick. A Decent, Orderly Lynching: The Montana Vigilantes. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2004.
Alter, J. Cecil. Jim Bridger. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1961.
Athearn, Robert G. Forts of the Upper Missouri. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1967.
Bigart, Robert, and Clarence Woodcock. In the Name of the Salish & Kootenai Nation: The 1855 Hell Gate Treaty and the Origin of the Flathead Indian Reservation. Pablo: Salish Kootenai Press, 1996.
Birthright: Born to Poetry—A Collection of Montana Indian Poetry. Compiled by Dorothea M. Susag. Helena: Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2012.
Black, George. Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone. New York: St. Martin’s, 2012.
Bray, Kingsley M. Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2006.
Bullchild, Percy. The Sun Came Down. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1985.
Burlingame, Merrill G. John M. Bozeman: Montana Trailmaker. Bozeman: Museum of the Rockies, 1983.
Cajune, Julie. Montana Tribes Digital Archives: http://montanatribes.org/digital_archives/meet_the_speakers/JCa.html Accessed 28 November 2013.
Campbell, J. L. Idaho: Six Months in the New Gold Diggings. The Emigrant’s Guide Overland. Chicago: John L. Walsh, 1864.
Carriker, Robert C. Father Peter John De Smet, Jesuit in the West. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.
Clarke, Helen P. “A Sketch of Malcolm Clarke, A Corporate Member of the Historical Society of Montana.” Contributions to the Historical Society of Montana, Vol. 2. Helena: State Publishing Company, 1896. Pp. 255-68.
Crow Tribal History Project. http://lib.lbhc.edu/index.php?q=node/17 Accessed 28 November 2013.
Dedman, Bill, and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune. New York: Ballantine, 2013.
De Smet, Pierre-Jean. Life, Letters and Travels of Father Pierre-Jean DeSmet, S. J., 1801- 1873, Volume 1. Ed. Hiram Martin Chittendon and Alfred Talbot Richardson. New York: Francis P. Harper, 1905.
DeVoto, Bernard. Mark Twain in Eruption. New York: Harper, 1940.
Dew, Charles B. Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secessionist Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2001.
Dimsdale, Thomas J. The Vigilantes of Montana, Being a Correct and Impartial Narrative of the Chase, Trial, Capture, and Execution of Henry Plummer’s Notorious Road Agent Band. Ca. 1865. Reprint: Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1953.
Drury, Bob, and Tom Clavin. The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2013.
Edgerton, Sidney E. “Governor Edgerton’s First Message to the First Legislative Assembly in the Territory of Montana.” Contributions to the Montana Historical Society, Vol. 3. Helena: State Publishing Company, 1900. 341-48.
Ewers, John C. The Blackfeet: Raiders on the Northwestern Plains. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1958.
Fowler, Loretta. Shared Symbols, Contested Meanings: Gros Ventre Culture and History, 1778- 1984. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1987.
German Gulch Website. http://www.cas.umt.edu/germangulch//default.cfm Accessed 16 February 2014.
Graybill, Andrew R. The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West. New York: Liveright, 2013.
Harkness, James. “Diary of James Harkness, of the firm La Barge, Harkness, and Company.” Contributions to the Historical Society of Montana, Vol. 2. Helena: State Publishing Company, 1896. Pp. 343-61.
Horse Capture, George P., ed. The Seven Visions of Bull Lodge, as told by his daughter, Garter Snake. Gathered by Fred B. Gone. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1980.
Hosmer, J. H. “Biographical Sketch of Hezekiah L. Hosmer, First Chief Justice of the Territory of Montana.” Contributions to the Historical Society of Montana, Vol. 3. Helena: State Publishing Company, 1900. Pp. 288-299.
Howard, Joseph Kinsey. Montana: High, Wide, and Handsome. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1943.
Hoxie, Frederick E. Parading through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America 1805- 1935. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Johnson, Dorothy M. The Bloody Bozeman: The Perilous Trail to Montana’s Gold. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971.
Koelbel, Leonora. Missoula the Way It Was: A Portrait of an Early Western Town. Missoula: Gateway, 1972.
Kirkpatrick, James. Historical Reprints: A Reminiscence of John Bozeman. Ed. Paul C. Phillips. Missoula: State University of Montana, 1927.
Langford, Nathaniel Pitt. Vigilante Days and Ways: The Pioneers of the Rockies, the Makers and Making of Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. Missoula: Montana State University Press, 1957.
Larson, Robert W. Gall: Lakota War Chief. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007.
Linderman, Frank B. Plenty-coups: Chief of the Crows. Ca. 1930. Reprint Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1962.
_____. Pretty-shield: Medicine Woman of the Crows. Ca. 1932. Reprint Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1972.
Long, James L. Land of Nakoda: The Story of the Assiniboine Indians: from the tales of the old ones told to First Boy (James L. Long). Ca. 1942. Reprint Helena: Riverbend Publishing, 2004.
McDermott, John D. Red Cloud’s War: The Bozeman Trail, 1866-1868. Norman: Arthur H. Clark, 2010.
McGlashan, Zena Beth. Buried in Butte. Butte: Wordz & Ink Publishing, 2010.
McLaird, James D. Calamity Jane: The Woman and the Legend. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2005.
McNickle, D’Arcy. The Surrounded. Ca. 1936. Rpt. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1978.
_____. Wind from an Enemy Sky. Ca. 1978. Reprint Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1988.
McPherson, James. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Malone, Michael P. The Battle for Butte: Mining and Politics on the Northern Frontier, 1864- 1906. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1981.
______, Richard B. Roeder, and William L. Lang. Montana: A History of Two Centuries. Revised edition. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1991.
Mather, R. E., and F. E. Boswell. Hanging the Sheriff: A Biography of Henry Plummer. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1987.
Meikle, Lyndel, ed. Very Close to Trouble: The Johnny Grant Memoir. Pullman: Washington State University Press, 1996.
Merritt, Christopher William. “’The Coming Man from Canton’: Chinese Experience in Montana (1862-1943).” Dissertation, University of Montana, 2010.
Milner, Clyde A., II, and Carol A. O’Connor. As Big as the West: The Pioneer Life of Granville Stuart. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Monaco, Paul and Dennis Seibold. Odyssey: The Montana Centennial Train, 1964-65. Film produced by Montana State University Film and Media Department, 1989.
Montana Post. Volumes 1 and 2, September, 1864-December, 1865. Virginia City.
Overholser, Joel. Fort Benton: World’s Innermost Post. Helena: Falcon Press, 1987.
Owen, John. The Journals and Letters of Major John Owen, Pioneer of the Northwest, 1850- 1871. Ed. Paul C. Phillips and Seymour Dunbar. New York: E. Eberstadt, 1927.
Peavy, Linda, and Ursula Smith. The Gold Rush Widows of Little Falls: A Story Drawn from the Letters of Pamelia and James Fergus. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1984.
Plassman, Martha Edgerton. “Biographical Sketch of Hon. Sidney Edgerton, First Territorial Governor.” Contributions to the Montana Historical Society, Vol. 3. Helena: State Publishing Company, 1900. Pp. 331-40.
Progressive Men of the State of Montana. Chicago: A. W. Bowen, 1901?
Purple, Edwin Ruthven. Perilous Passage: A Narrative of the Montana Gold Rush, 1862-63. Helena: Montana Historical Society Press, 1995.
Ray, Shann. “Black Kettle: A Triptych.” Fugue. Winter/Spring, 2012. Pp. 25-35.
Robison, Ken. Montana Territory and the Civil War: A Frontier Forged on the Battlefield. Charleston: The History Press, 2013.
Ronan, Mary. Girl from the Gulches: The Story of Mary Ronan. As told to Margaret Ronan. Ed. Ellen Baumler. Helena: Montana Historical Society Press, 2003.
Safford, Jeffrey J. The Mechanics of Optimism: Mining Companies, Technology, and the Hot Springs Gold Rush, Montana Territory, 1864-1868. Boulder: University of Colorado Press, 2004.
Scott, Kim Allen, and Ken Kempcke. “A Journey to the Heart of Darkness: John W. Wright and the War against the Sioux, 1863-65.” Montana The Magazine of Western History, 50, 4 (Winter, 2000): 2-17.
Smoker, M. L. Another Attempt at Rescue. Brooklyn: Hanging Loose Press, 2005.
Spence, Clark C. Territorial Politics and Government in Montana, 1864-89. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1975.
Stands in Timber, John, and Margot Liberty. A Cheyenne Voice: The Complete John Stands in Timber Interviews. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013.
Stanley, Edwin James. Life of L. B. Stateler: A Story of Life on the Old Frontier. Nashville: Smith and Lamar, 1916.
Stanley, Reginald. “Prologue.” From the Quarries of Last Chance Gulch: A “News- History” of Helena and Its Masonic Lodges. William C. Campbell, ed. Helena: Montana Record Publishing Company, 1951. Pp. 3-10.
Stout, Tom, ed. Montana: Its Story and Biography. A History of Aboriginal and Territorial Montana and Thirty Years of Statehood. Chicago: American Historical Society, 1921.
Stuart, Granville. Forty Years on the Frontier. Ed. Paul C. Phillips. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1925.
Stuart, James. “The Yellowstone Expedition of 1863.” Contributions to the Historical Society of Montana, Vol. 1. Helena: Rocky Mountain Publishing Company, 1876. Pp. 149-233.
Sully, Langdon. No Tears for the General: The Life of Alfred Sully, 1821-1879. Palo Alto: American West Publishing, 1974.
Sunder, John E. The Fur Trade on the Upper Missouri, 1840-1865. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965.
Swartout, Robert R., Jr. “From Kwangtung to the Big Sky: The Chinese Experience in Frontier Montana.” Montana The Magazine of Western History, 38, 1 (Winter, 1988): 42- 53.
Taliaferro, John. Charles M. Russell: The Life and Legend of America’s Cowboy Artist. Boston: Little, Brown, 1996.
Thompson, Francis M. A Tenderfoot in Montana: Reminiscences of the Gold Rush, the Vigilantes, and the Birth of Montana Territory. Ed. Kenneth N. Owens. Helena: Montana Historical Society Press, 2004.
Thompson, Sally, compiler and editor, with the Kootenai Culture Committee and Pikkuni Traditional Association. People Before the Park: Kootenai and Blackfeet in the Century before Glacier National Park. Forthcoming from Montana Historical Society Press, 2015.
Upson, Gad E. “Report of Montana Superintendent, Blackfoot Agency.” Annual report of the commissioner of Indian affairs, for the year 1864. Pp.293-303. Accessed at http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/History.AnnRep64
Victor. From Sidney Edgerton Family Papers, 1859–1884. Manuscript Collection 26 [box 1 folder 8a]. Montana Historical Society Research Center. Archives. Excerpted in Not In Precious Metals Alone: A Manuscript History of Montana. Helena: Montana Historical Society Press, 1976. Pp. 56–57.
Voorhees, Abram H. “Diary.” In Bound for Montana: Diaries from the Bozeman Trail. Ed. Susan Badger Doyle. Helena: Montana Historical Society Press, 2004. Pp. 21-62.
Vrooman, Nicholas C. P. “The Whole Country was . . .’One Robe’”: The Little Shell Tribe’s America. Helena: Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana and Drumlummon Institute, 2012.
Welch, James. Riding the Earthboy 40. Ca. 1971. New York: Penguin, 2004.
Woody, Judge F. H. “A Sketch of the Early History of Western Montana. (Written in 1876 and 1877.)” Contributions to the Historical Society of Montana, Vol. 2. Helena: State Publishing Company, 1896. Pp. 88-106.