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May 2018

Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons: Disintegration: Montana’s Tribal Nations in the Early Reservations Years through the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act

May 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online, Montana, MT United States

The Montana Historical Society is doing a two-month series called Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons.  Each session will be live streamed.  This week’s lesson is about Disintegration: Montana’s Tribal Nations in the Early Reservation Years through the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act.  Between 1879 and 1934, the United States implemented a policy of assimilation aimed at dismantling tribal sovereignty and extinguishing tribal identities.  One aspect of this policy was the allotment in severalty of reservation lands, which checkerboarded Montana’s Indian reservations.…

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Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons: Homesteading Boom and Bust

May 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online, Montana, MT United States

The Montana Historical Society is doing a two-month series called Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons.  Each session will be live streamed.  This week’s lesson is about Homesteading Boom and Bust.  According to Professor Emeritus Robert Swartout, homesteading brought about the greatest single economic and demographic boom in the history of Montana. Swartout will examine the special forces that brought about this boom as well as the unique factors that produced the most dramatic “bust” in Montana’s storied history, before posing…

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Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons: Montana and the Cold War

May 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online, Montana, MT United States
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The Montana Historical Society is doing a two-month series called Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons.  Each session will be live streamed.  This week’s lesson is about Montana and the Cold War. The Cold War had a profound impact on Montana. Although distant from Washington, D.C., and Moscow, the state’s wide-open spaces and sparse population made Montana an important part of the country’s Cold War strategy. Along with the nuclear missiles based here, Montanans took an active role in defending the…

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Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons: Modern Revolution and Counterrevolution: Montana from the late 1960s through the 1990s

May 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online, Montana, MT United States

The Montana Historical Society is doing a two-month series called Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons.  Each session will be live streamed.  This week’s lesson is about Modern Revolution and Counterrevolution: Montana from the late 1960s through the 1990s.  Montana transformed from a conservative rural state to a more progressive urban one from the late 1960s through the 1970s, revolutionizing its state government through the adoption of its new constitution and reorganization of its executive branch. Under Democratic governors and legislatures, the…

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Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons: Tribal Sovereignty in the Self-Determination Period

May 30 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online, Montana, MT United States

The Montana Historical Society is doing a two-month series called Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons.  Each session will be live streamed.  This week’s lesson is about Tribal Sovereignty in the Self-Determination Period.  Tribal Sovereignty is a frequently misunderstood concept.  Steve Lozar will give a short explanation on ‘Traditional’ Indian sovereignty and its evolution and application.  He will then follow with a discussion of the benefits and disadvantageous of perceived sovereignty in the Self-Determination Era.  About the speaker:  A member of…

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