Montana Campfire Tales (Second Edition): Fourteen Historical Narratives

Overview

Classic Stories from Montana History
No one knew more about Montana’s history than the late, great Dave Walter, and no one told the state’s stories with more eloquence, humor, and accuracy. This new edition of the classic Montana Campfire Tales invites readers to gather around the campfire as Walter revisits the tragic Baker Massacre, recounts Truman Everts’s harrowing ordeal in Yellowstone, and sheds light on more forgotten but fascinating aspects of the Treasure State’s past. ...

See more details below
Paperback
$15.27
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$16.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $3.89   
  • New (7) from $3.98   
  • Used (3) from $3.89   
Montana Campfire Tales (Second Edition): Fourteen Historical Narratives

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$9.99
BN.com price
(Save 26%)$13.50 List Price

Overview

Classic Stories from Montana History
No one knew more about Montana’s history than the late, great Dave Walter, and no one told the state’s stories with more eloquence, humor, and accuracy. This new edition of the classic Montana Campfire Tales invites readers to gather around the campfire as Walter revisits the tragic Baker Massacre, recounts Truman Everts’s harrowing ordeal in Yellowstone, and sheds light on more forgotten but fascinating aspects of the Treasure State’s past. Evocative historical photos and maps further bring to life the rich details in this book. Visitors and residents alike will treasure Montana Campfire Tales for many years, whether in an armchair next to a fireplace or around a fire at a campground.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“No one in Montana today knows the history of the state as well as Dave Walter does. These campfire stories truly make our history come alive, putting flesh on the bones of the usual narratives.”

-MICHAEL MALONE, AUTHOR OF

 The Battle for Butte: Mining and Politics on the Northern Frontier 1864-1906

 

“In these fourteen essays, Dave Walter gives us what K. Ross Toole repeatedly called for: grass-roots history that both entertains and educates. More than a skilled historian, Walter is the consummate storyteller. Whether setting background to the ongoing “wolf wars,” recounting tragic episodes in relations between the races in Montana, or describing the real-life adventures of some of the territory’s and the state’s most colorful characters, Walter tells his stories in graphic detail-often tingeing the tale with his wry humor. Walter has chosen his stories craftily; each one is steeped in human interest, and in the hands of this masterful historian/storyteller, that interest is raised to its most engaging level.”

-LINDA PEAVEY AND URSULA SMITH, AUTHORS OF

Women in Waiting in the Western Movement: Life on the Home Frontier

“Made from Montana’s unique historical mosaic, this exceptionally well-tailored collection has deep pockets lined with the finest storytelling fabric in the state.”

-DARRELL ROBES KIPP

 Piegan Institute

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762770021
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 6/14/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,404,277
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Walter was an award-winning historian, researcher, writer, and teacher who worked at the Montana Historical Society as its reference and research historian from 1979 until his death in 2006. He contributed a regular history column to Montana Magazine, and his books include Christmastime in Montana, Today Then, and Will Man Fly

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword Martha Kohl xi

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 Sir St. George Gore: Elegant Victorian and Slob Hunter 1

Chapter 2 The Thomas Tragedy on the Yellowstone 19

Chapter 3 The Massacre on the Marias 33

Chapter 4 Lost in Yellowstone: The Agony of Truman Everts 52

Chapter 5 Montana's Wolf Wars 73

Chapter 6 Louis Riel in Montana: Métis Messiah or Traitor? 89

Chapter 7 Hogan's Army 103

Chapter 8 The Remarkable Petrified Man 115

Chapter 9 The Swan Valley Tragedy of 1908 126

Chapter 10 Carry Nation vs. Butte, America 143

Chapter 11 Impeaching Judge Crum 156

Chapter 12 The Ronan State Bank Robbery, 1929 176

Chapter 13 Montana's Wartime Japanese 188

Chapter 14 Avalanche on Going-to-the-Sun Road 208

Sources and Suggested Readings 220

Index 227

About the Author 236

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)