In this Book

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The first and only anthology of key writings about Glacier National Park, this comprehensive collection ranges from Native American myths to early exploration narratives to contemporary journeys, from investigations of the park’s geology and biology to hair-raising encounters with wild animals, fires, and mountain peaks.
 
Soon after the park was established in 1910, visitors began to arrive, often with pen in hand. They included such well-known authors as mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart, historian Agnes C. Laut, fiction writer Dorothy Johnson, humorist Irvin S. Cobb, poet Vachel Lindsay, and artist Maynard Dixon—all featured in
 the book. Readers will encounter colorful characters 
who lived in and around the park in its early days, including railroad magnate and conservationist Louis Hill, renegade ranger and poacher Joe Cosley, bootlegger Josephine Doody, and old-time cowboy guide Jim Whilt. Blackfeet and Kalispel myths, politically charged descriptions by early explorers such as John Muir and George Bird Grinnell, and full-color reproductions of the illustrated letters of cowboy artist and Glacier resident Charles M. Russell are also included. 

Copublished with the Glacier National Park Conservancy.
The Glacier National Park Conservancy preserves the Park for generations to come. Learn more about our work at www.glacier.org

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Frontispiece, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. David Stanley
  3. pp. 1-8
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  1. I. Native People
  2. pp. 9-11
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  1. 1. My Introduction to the Blackfeet
  2. Walter McClintock
  3. pp. 12-18
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  1. 2. My-stu-bun, Crowfeather Arrow’s Revenge
  2. Percy Bullchild
  3. pp. 19-25
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  1. 3. The Last Great Battle of Eagle Head
  2. George Comes at Night
  3. pp. 26-28
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  1. 4. The Jealous Women
  2. James Willard Schultz
  3. pp. 29-32
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  1. 5. Mountain Sheep Boy
  2. Peter Beaverhead
  3. pp. 33-36
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  1. II. Explorers
  2. pp. 37-38
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  1. 6. From My Reminiscences
  2. Raphael Pumpelly
  3. pp. 39-43
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  1. 7. From Sport among the Rockies: The Record of a Fishing and Hunting Trip in North-Western Montana
  2. Charles Spencer Francis
  3. pp. 44-48
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  1. 8. The Crown of the Continent
  2. George Bird Grinnell
  3. pp. 49-62
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  1. 9. From Our National Parks
  2. John Muir
  3. pp. 63-64
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  1. 10. Lake Angus McDonald and the Man for Whom It Was Named
  2. Helen Fitzgerald Sanders
  3. pp. 65-78
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  1. 11. From Avalanche
  2. Albert L. Sperry
  3. pp. 79-84
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  1. III. Visitors
  2. pp. 85-86
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  1. 12. From Fifteen Thousand Miles by Stage
  2. Carrie Adele Strahorn
  3. pp. 87-95
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  1. 13. From Through Glacier Park: Seeing America First with Howard Eaton
  2. Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. pp. 96-108
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  1. 14. From Tenting Tonight: A Chronicle of Sport and Adventure in Glacier Park and the Cascade Mountains
  2. Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. pp. 109-119
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  1. 15. Two Medicine or White Magic Lakes
  2. Agnes C. Laut
  3. pp. 120-124
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  1. 16. Carefree Youth and Dudes in Glacier National Park
  2. Dorothy M. Johnson
  3. pp. 125-134
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  1. IV. Characters
  2. pp. 135-136
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  1. 17. Louis Hill’s Dream: Glacier National Park in 1915
  2. Dave Walter
  3. pp. 137-140
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  1. 18. The Legendary Joe Cosley
  2. Jerry DeSanto
  3. pp. 141-152
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  1. 19. From Exit Laughing
  2. Irvin S. Cobb
  3. pp. 153-156
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  1. 20. Letters from Bull Head Lodge
  2. Charles M. Russell
  3. pp. 157-187
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  1. 21. Bootleg Lady of Glacier Park
  2. John Fraley
  3. pp. 197-205
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  1. 22. From Giggles from Glacier Guides
  2. Jim Whilt
  3. pp. 206-208
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  1. V. Adventurers
  2. pp. 209-211
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  1. 23. Climbing Red Eagle
  2. Stephen Graham
  3. pp. 212-217
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  1. 24. Wanderings Afoot
  2. Norman Clyde
  3. pp. 218-221
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  1. 25. A Forest Fire Explosion
  2. H. T. Gisborne
  3. pp. 222-226
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  1. 26. From Grizzly Country
  2. Andy Russell
  3. pp. 227-240
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  1. VI. Animals
  2. pp. 241-242
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  1. 27. Grizzly Encounters
  2. Don Burgess
  3. pp. 243-249
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  1. 28. The Black Grizzly
  2. Doug Peacock
  3. pp. 250-261
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  1. 29. Predator Puma
  2. Pat Hagan
  3. pp. 262-266
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  1. 30. From A Beast the Color of Winter: The Mountain Goat Observed
  2. Douglas H. Chadwick
  3. pp. 267-272
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  1. 31. From Fate Is a Mountain
  2. Mark W. Parratt
  3. pp. 273-284
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  1. VII. Modern Times
  2. pp. 285-286
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  1. 32. Fire Lookout: Numa Ridge
  2. Edward Abbey
  3. pp. 287-299
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  1. 33. Glacier National Park, Montana
  2. Terry Tempest Williams
  3. pp. 300-311
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  1. 34. From The Melting World: A Journey across America’s Vanishing Glaciers
  2. Christopher White
  3. pp. 312-316
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  1. 35. North Fork: River (Where I Went in Search of Wildness)
  2. Christine Byl
  3. pp. 317-330
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  1. 36. Waterton-Glacier: Keystone of the Yellowstone to Yukon Corridor
  2. Harvey Locke
  3. pp. 331-338
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  1. 37. In Glacier: Sonata in Earth Minor
  2. B. J. Buckley
  3. pp. 339-342
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 343-344
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  1. Timeline of Major Events in Park History
  2. pp. 345-348
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  1. Further Reading
  2. pp. 349-352
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  1. Sources and Permissions
  2. pp. 353-356
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. 188-196
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781607815891
Related ISBN
9781607815884
MARC Record
OCLC
1017610289
Pages
366
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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