The Undying West: A Chronicle of Montana's Camas Prairie

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The author combines the stories of her youth with historical fact to create rich and diverse narratives, telling the story of the people who have shaped the land.
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The author combines the stories of her youth with historical fact to create rich and diverse narratives, telling the story of the people who have shaped the land.
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Cross, who grew up on the Camas Prairie farm her great-grandmother homesteaded in 1919, creates a memorable blend of personal and regional history. Voices in her true stories, besides her own, include those of her father and his "sod-busting" friends, homesteaders, Native Americans, and finally the wind, the soil, and the prairie grasses. Whether describing the glacier birth of Lake Missoula or cattle futures or land preservation issues, Cross' observations are seasoned by this unique landscape and its people. Includes b&w historical photos and illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555914325
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/10/1999
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Carlene Cross grew up on the Camas Prairie farm her great-grandmother homesteaded in 1919, a ranch the family still operates today. She now lives with her children on an island in Puget Sound.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Preface ix
Chapter 1 Seasons of a Prairie Wind 1
Chapter 2 A Perfectly Preserved Fossil 36
Chapter 3 The Fur Trade 72
Chapter 4 They Overran the Land 104
Chapter 5 Dividing the Claim 121
Chapter 6 This Century 143
Chapter 7 History as Story 178
Chapter 8 The Undying West 212
Notes 209
Index 220
About the Author 226
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 1999

    What a Surpise!

    This work is a stunning evocation of the Camas Prairie of the author's childhood. It is full of surprises and a worthy entry to the Big Sky literature of other great Montana authors -- Ivan Doig, Richard Ford, Jim Harrison, Thomas McGuane. I'm sure they'll welcome Carlene Cross and her superb and sensitive book.

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