Montana Historical Society Press

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The Montana Historical Society Press publishes readable and provocative books for students and adults focusing on the history and cultural resources of Montana. Its books are designed to connect Montana's social, political and cultural developments, and offer Native American perspective on Montana's history.

With more than fifty titles in print, the MHS Press has reached a broad audience and earned a reputation as one of the most respected publishers of western history in the high plains and northern Rockies.

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Autobiography of Red Cloud
By R. Eli Paul
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,970. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012 by Montana Historical Society Press. Category: Nonfiction
Red Cloud—the only Native American leader ever to win a war against the United States Army. Here, for the first time in print, is the story of Red Cloud’s early years as he told it to a white friend in the 1890s. This manuscript brings us closer than the historical record ever has before to understanding the life of the Lakotas’ greatest war leader until the rise of Crazy Horse.
Girl from the Gulches
By Ellen Baumler
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 79,210. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012 by Montana Historical Society Press. Category: Nonfiction
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.
Montana Moments
By Ellen Baumler
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,190. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011 by Montana Historical Society Press. Category: Nonfiction
The pages of Montana Moments overflow with enjoyable ­historical vignettes that cover nearly everything important that has ­happened in Montana’s history. Newcomers will find an excellent introduction to what makes Montana tick, while Baumler’s careful ­research and entertaining writing style will delight old-timers.


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