Resources for Montana History Research Projects: This information is not gathered neatly in one place--but we've created a number of lists of suggested topics--with links to more information--that would be useful for students conducting research projects.
- First is our list of Montana History Topics for National History Day. We revise this list each year to match the theme--but your students don't have to be working on NHD projects for this list to be useful. For each topic we include a list of a few primary and secondary sources (including internet sources) to get students started on their research.
- Extra! Montana News 1864-1922 is a list of topics--from anti-Chinese discrimination and bison hunting and extermination to the Mullan Road and statehood. For each topic, a volunteer searched the Montana newspapers digitzed on Chronicling America to find articles. Each topic page includes an overview, a list of key dates, links to some relevant newspaper articles, and suggested search terms for finding more information.
- is a booklet that the Montana Office of Public Instruction published as a PDF for download. It features profiles of Indian women, originally created for the Montana Historical Society's Women's History Matters Project. The short online essays on Women's History Matters provide another rich starting point--especially since each comes with a bibliography.
download as a PDF (Lexile Level 1180L)Girl from the Gulches Girl from the Gulches: The Story of Mary Ronan