Frontier History

Frontier History

Frontier History is a monthly series that highlights the compelling stories of Montana’s historical trail blazers that bucked that notion that the government is the solution to all of our problems and sought out ways to improve Montana without relying on the government’s favor or their purse. Opinions expressed by guest authors do not necessarily represent the positions of the Frontier Institute.

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Charley Pride: A Montana Success Story of ‘Radical Openness’

Charley Pride: A Montana Success Story of ‘Radical Openness’

"Early Montana culture was far from stuck-in-the-mud. Rather, it was a sort of radical openness — where all people were welcome to put roots down in this wild and wonderful state, free to take risks by staking a claim or starting a business and free to work hard chasing opportunity."

By Kendall Cotton

Introducing Frontier History

Introducing Frontier History

"This one sided narrative leaves out many of the compelling stories of Montana’s historical trail blazers that bucked that notion and sought out ways to improve Montana without relying on the government's favor or their purse."

By Tanner Avery