For Book Clubs

  1. Why is the book organized the way it is? Do you find that arrangement effective?
  2. Which months did you find most interesting? Why?
  3. What surprised you most about Montana in 1864?
  4. How did native nations respond to the rush of emigrants?
  5. How did the Civil War play out in the new territory?
  6. How did the gold rush change Montana?
  7. Compare and contrast women’s and men’s experiences during the transformational year of 1864.
  8. Which elements of 1864 are still with us today?
  9. Has this book inspired you to study more Montana history—why or why not?