Montana 1864

By Ken Egan Jr.
Riverbend Publishing,
2014, 223 pages, $19.95


Ken Egan looks at one year in the land that would become Montana under the magnifying glass and tells its stories month by month. He takes the reader from the January winter camp of the Hunkpapa Sioux to the December convening of the brand-new Montana Territory’s first Legislature at Bannack by the first territorial governor. The stories of vigilantes and military men, Indian chiefs and buffalo, and fortune and profound loss make for a kaleidoscopic telling of the year in Montana. Egan is director of Humanities Montana.

Book Cover: Montana 1864: Indians, Emigrants, and Gold in the Territorial Year
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