Montana: Stories of the Land is a history textbook for students and adults alike. It features hundreds of historical photos, unique artifacts, maps, and paintings from the collections of the Montana Historical Society. Sidebar quotes bring the stories of ordinary people alive while providing diverse perspectives on important historical events.
Accurate, inclusive, engaging, and up-to-date, Montana: Stories of the Land is the ideal Montana history textbook for 7th and 8th grade. Reviewed by both content experts and classroom teachers, it is aligned to Montana Content Standards for Social Studies and the Essential Understandings regarding Montana Indians.
· Features 463 photos, maps, and artifacts primarily drawn from the Montana Historical Society's collections.
· Fully integrates the history of Montana's Indians into the state's story.
· Uses quotations from everyday people to bring Montana's past to life.
"Montana: Stories of the Land is unique among the many books that have focused on Montana's past. While carefully synthesizing the latest research on our state's history, it is written in a graceful, yet dramatic style. The text and images capture the wonder of Montana and should appeal to readers of all ages." --Professor Robert Swartout, History Department, Carroll College, Helena
"Montana: Stories of the Land includes the "Indian side of the story." It offers Indians' perspectives, not just on the settlement era of Montana history, but on the Depression, World War II, and the 1972 Constitutional Convention. The Montana Historical Society and author Krys Holmes actively sought tribal input during the writing and editorial phases of the project, and it shows. This text tells all the stories of the land." --Professor Walter C. Fleming, Chair of the Native American Studies Department, Montana State University, Bozeman
"This textbook contains a comprehensive history of our state. It provides a number of different sources and perspectives, and it helps the teachers to make the lessons relevant to their location. I am anxious to begin using Montana: Stories of the Land in my Montana history classroom." --Denise Heppner, Social Studies teacher, Plentywood Middle School
Hardcover, 500 pages, 438 illus., 25 maps.