Local Committees of Montana: Hanging “Big” Johnson and the Gallatin County Re-Entry Program

By Adam Negri In the spring of 1866, Leander W. Johnson, also known as “Big” Johnson, was spotted by two residents of Deer Lodge driving a number of cattle towards Blackfoot City. This likely would not have aroused suspicion of any passerby if, however, the citizens of Deer Lodge valley had not been keeping a … More Local Committees of Montana: Hanging “Big” Johnson and the Gallatin County Re-Entry Program

History Courses Being offered at Montana State University Fall 2018

The department of History and Philosophy at Montana State University is offering a slate of interesting and engaging courses this upcoming Fall. Before you register for classes, be sure you know all your possibilities! (note that some courses have prerequisites)   HSTA 101: American History 1 History of the colonial world of the Americas and … More History Courses Being offered at Montana State University Fall 2018

The Environment, the Body, and the Poisoned Arctic Ocean: Observations on Marla Cone’s Book, Silent Snow: the Slow Poisoning of the Arctic

By Marley McLaughlin In the early 2000s, researcher and journalist Marla Cone published a book unlike anything the field of environmental history could have predicted; her book, Silent Snow: the Slow Poising of the Arctic, cites that over 67 tons of Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) along with other “Dirty Dozen” so-called legacy mass contaminants (DDT, miradex, … More The Environment, the Body, and the Poisoned Arctic Ocean: Observations on Marla Cone’s Book, Silent Snow: the Slow Poisoning of the Arctic

Upcoming Event: The Center For Western Lands and Peoples presents a WESTERN FILM SERIES

Join us and The Center for Western Lands and Peoples for the next installment of their Western Film Series on Thursday, February 24th at 6 pm in the Museum of the Rockies’ Hager Auditorium. The evening’s screening will be The Searchers (1956), with an introduction by Professor Andrew Patrick Nelson.