By Martha Kohl
Stories like Ruth Garfield’s fill the pages of past Schoolmarms and Madams: Montana Women’s tales. the ladies featured right here diversity from overdue nineteenth-century indigenous ladies warriors to twenty-first-century Blackfeet banker Elouise Cobell. They span geography—from the western Montana girls who labored for the U.S. wooded area carrier to Miles urban medical professional Sadie Lindeberg. and so they span ideology—from the contributors of the Montana Federation of coloured Women’s golf equipment, who led the struggle for legislation banning segregation in public lodgings, to the ladies of the Ku Klux Klan. those tales subject; they're the tales of ladies who equipped Montana.
Editor Martha Kohl is a old professional on the Montana old Society. She served as undertaking supervisor and lead historian for Montana: tales of the Land, MHS’s award-winning middle-school Montana historical past textbook and for Women’s historical past concerns, a venture designed to commemorate Montana’s 2014 suffrage centennial and to concentration new awareness at the state’s women’s background. Her e-book, I Do: A Cultural historical past of Montana Weddings, used to be released by way of the Montana ancient Society Press in 2011.
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