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Place the State
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State the Plate Game
State the Plate GameInteractive
Ultimate History Quiz
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Sitting BullVideo Clip (2:54)
Video Clip (2:54)
The tragic, yet true tale of Sitting Bull, the leader of the Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux tribe who led his people's resistance against the United States, sung by musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis.
American BuffaloVideo Clip (2:52)
Video Clip (2:52)
The construction of the railroad led to the near-extinction of the buffalo, which had sustained native populations for centuries.
Creation of Yellowstone
Creation of YellowstoneVideo Clip (3:23)
Video Clip (3:23)
The geological history of Yellowstone National Park dates back to the formation of the North American continent.
The Buffalo and Native Americans
The Buffalo and Native AmericansVideo Clip (1:52)
Video Clip (1:52)
The buffalo was an essential part of Native American life, used in everything from religious rituals to teepee construction.
How Montana Got Its Shape
How Montana Got Its ShapeVideo Clip (2:43)
Video Clip (2:43)
The discovery of gold drew prospectors and gave the territory the financial wherewithal to become a state. Montana may have even used this gold to buy itself more land.
The Last of the Sioux
The Last of the SiouxVideo Clip (3:48)
Video Clip (3:48)
Resistant to government regulated reservations, the Sioux retreated into the Black Hills until a final massacre at Wounded Knee.
Evel Knievel's Montana Roots
Evel Knievel's Montana RootsVideo Clip (3:14)
Video Clip (3:14)
Evel Knievel turned from a life of crime into a sensation as a motorcycle riding daredevil. Watch this Evel Knievel biography video which shows how he got his start by making a bet that he could jump over a car on his motorcycle.
Photo Galleries (4)
History.com's state gallery for Montana. Learn more about the state symbols and famous landmarks.
Native American Tribes and Cultures
Native American Tribes and Cultures(13 Photos)
Native American cultures in the United States include socially and geographically diverse groups.
Native American Warriors and Battles
Native American Warriors and Battles(13 Photos)
Discover the history of conflict between colonial and American governments and the Native American population of the United States.
Native Americans: Legislation
Native Americans: Legislation(12 Photos)
For more than 300 years, Native Americans have fought, often through legal efforts, to preserve and maintain their cultures, land and way of life.
Speeches & Audio (1)
Unabomber ArrestedAudio Clip (1:29)
Audio Clip (1:29)
On April 3, 1996, a CBS news report announces the arrest of Theodore Kaczynski, the Harvard graduate who was suspected and later proven to be the Unabomber. Kaczynski terrorized the country for nearly two decades with a series of mail bombings that killed three people and wounded 23.
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