Girl from the Gulches by Ellen Baumler
Approx. 79,210 words.
Published on April 2, 2012 by
Montana Historical Society Press.
This detailed memoir recalls a young pioneer’s journey from the Great Plains to childhood on the Western frontiers to life on the Flathead Indian Reservation as wife of the Indian agent. A forbidden sled ride, the creaking of the hangman’s rope, her father giving the last of their water to his dying mule; Ronan recounts her experiences with vivid clarity and warmth.