Early travelers to the area that became Yellowstone National Park depended on the abundant fish in the Yellowstone River watershed to supplement their larders, but they often they went hungry after discovering other streams and lakes were barren.
A Tale: Pioneer Photographer Documents Hunting Expedition Near Yellowstone Park — 1889
When I received my copy of the fall issue of the Pioneer Museum Quarterly last week, I was delighted to see an article about Charles D. Loughrey, a Bozeman pioneer photographer. I had examined the museum's collection of Loughrey's photographs but didn't know much about him. Jacob Rubow of the museum staff dug through Loughrey's … Continue reading A Tale: Pioneer Photographer Documents Hunting Expedition Near Yellowstone Park — 1889
A Tale: Colonel Pickett’s Version of Bagging His First Bear — 1877
"This bear came, passing about twenty yards in our front. A cartridge was ready, and against Jack's injunction "Don't shoot," I fired; yet, it failed to stop him, and Jack turned loose with his repeater, I shooting rapidly with my rifle."
Narrative History or Historical Fiction 3: A Moonlit Night In Yellowstone Park, August 23, 1877.
"Emma couldn’t have known that Yellow Wolf and his band of Nez Perce scouts had seen the bonfire and were planning to attack the camp the next morning."
A Tale: Colonel Pickett Gets His Bear — 1877
An experienced guide saves a greenhorn from a charging bear and then lets the man take credit for the kill.