In case you don't know, Montana is the fourth largest state in America but has one of the lowest populations. This is also where you can find Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.
It's a beautiful place, and this Montana history eBook gives you the history of it all the way from the dinosaurs, up through the twelve Native American tribes that called the state home, and then into the fur trappers that dominated the area from the 1810s to the 1840s.
Montana became a state in 1889, and I’ll cover all that in Braves and Businessmen: A History of Montana, Volume III. The state didn’t become a territory until 1864, and that’s all covered in Priests and Prospectors: A History of Montana, Volume II.
Long before that, though, Montana wasn’t even a spot on the map. In this first volume of Montana’s history we’ll cover that and you’ll get information on the following:
- Montana’s Geological History;
- Profiles on 10 Montana Indian Tribes;
- Early European Explorers in Montana;
- The Lewis & Clark Expedition;
- The Rise of the Fur Companies;
- Montana Mountain Men.
There’s a lot more than that in this 34,000 word 200-page print, and I’m sure you’ll be thrilled. The usual price is $7.99 but for the next two weeks you have the chance to get it for free – a helluva deal!
There’s simply no better way to learn Montana’s history in such a detailed way. There are more than 100 pictures of the people and places you’re reading about in this new Montana history book, which makes the history come alive.
Here’s the Table of Contents:
Part I – Prehistory
- Montana’s Geological History
- Montana’s Western Interior Seaway
- Dinosaurs in Montana
- Types of Dinosaurs in Montana
- Montana’s Earliest Peoples
- Montana Peoples and Pictographs
Part II – The 1700s
- The Crow
- The Cheyenne
- The Blackfeet
- The Assiniboine
- The Gros Ventre
- The Kootenai
- The Flathead
- The Pend d’Oreilles
- The Shoshone
- Early European Explorers in Montana
Part III – The Early 1800s
- William Clark and Pompey’s Pillar
- Montana’s Fur Companies: The Europeans
- Montana’s Fur Companies: The Americans
- The Mountain Men of Montana
- John Colter
- George Drouillard
- Andrew Henry
Part IV – The 1820s and 1830s
- William Henry Ashley
- The Mountain Man Rendezvous
- Mike Fink
- Jedediah Smith
- Hugh Glass
- James Beckwourth
- Jim Bridger
About the Author
The book ends in 1840 but follows the lives of the mountain men until they died. If you're interested in American Western history then you should really check this book out.
As of July, 2014, this Montana history book has sold 76 copies on all retailers. That might not seem like a lot, but considering the book’s always been $4.99 to $9.99 it’s pretty good. I’m happy people buy my history of Montana, and I’m really happy so many people on iTunes do.
The book doesn’t have that many reviews, just one on Amazon. I have a feeling it’ll gain in popularity as I write more of these books and get closer to the 21st century.
Nothing is written about Montana’s history past 1990 or so, and that means I’ll have that market cornered, much like the robber barons and copper kings tried to do in their industries at an earlier turn of the century.
Well, if you’re looking for interesting history about the American West then this Montana book is for you. Enter for your free print copy today on Goodreads, or just head over to iTunes or Amazon or any other retailer and buy a copy right now. Take advantage of this deal for Tribes and Trappers!