I don’t think I ever really did a detailed cover unveiling for the first book in the series, Tribes and Trappers. This site was still pretty new then and not a lot of people were reading it. Now lots of people looking for little tidbits about the history of Montana often search it out.
The Tribes and Trappers cover image is called The Greeting, and was painted by Alfred Jacob Miller using watercolors on paper. The original work measures 23.2 × 32.6 cm and was completed some time between 1858 and 1860. It currently hangs in the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD.
Will the Montana Paintings Continue?
By the time the third volume in the series comes out, and which will cover the years 1870 to 1900, there should be even more photographs, and unfortunately fewer great paintings about Montana subjects.
But that’s a long way off. The current book has more than 36,000 words and is just about 150 pages with pictures. I want to add a bit more to fill it out and tie things together. Hopefully it’ll be ready for an end of September release.
Check back to the site for updates, as this is my major writing project at the moment!