Thursday, April 25, 2013

More links on IEFA, Montana Chinese, and a bonus: Montana ghost towns and almost ghost towns

A couple of recent posts have led folks to send me links to other resources.

Responding to my recent post on IEFA resources for high school students and teachers, Brian Shovers wrote: “You might want to take a look at a recent interview by Bill Moyers of Sherman Alexie (Spokane Indian poet/writer) on PBS entitled, “Living Outside Tribal Lines.”

In “Resources for Teaching about the Gold Rush,” I provided links to information and lesson plans on Montana’s Chinese. Ellen Baumler pointed me toward two good additional sources:
Ruth Ferris pointed me to the Mai Wah Society’s new blog. The Mai Wah Society and Museum is dedicated to preserving Butte’s Chinese history.

Butte historian Richard Gibson, who’s the mastermind behind the Mai Wah’s blog, has also started a blog for the World Museum of Mining

Because this is a sort of hodge-podge post, I thought it would be ok to throw in a site related to no recent posting, but which I thought was cool: Lost and Found Montana, a website with videos about 18 towns the Montana Department of Transportation wanted to take off the map.

Happy surfing.


  1. Don't neglect the excellent film "Thousand Pieces of Gold" and the PBS materials at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/peopleevents/p_chinese.html and www.pbs.org/becomingamerican/ce_resources3.html , and this APA history paper www.jacl.org/edu/APAHistory.pdf

  2. Thanks for the good recommendations!