Black History Month In Montana

By Lawrence Reed
02/19/2024
"He did not believe in segregating history by race, but rather, he dreamed of seamlessly incorporating the relevant history of all peoples into a unified discipline."

TAGS: Frontier History

Indians, Property Rights, and Ayn Rand

By Lawrence Reed
11/20/2023
In 1876, when rejecting the demand to move his people to a reservation, Chief Joseph said, “I claim a right to live on my land and accord you the privilege to return to yours.” To me, that sounds like a man who understands private property.

TAGS: Frontier History

The Uncommon Ella Knowles Haskell

By Lawrence Reed
09/19/2023
"The uncommon Ella Knowles Haskell played a major role in taking the common—no votes for women—and making it both uncommon and popular. Montanans should be very proud of her."

TAGS: Frontier History

Montana—Cool for Coolidge!

By Lawrence Reed
08/22/2023
"He was smart enough to know what his job was—to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution,” not to ignore it, shred it or rewrite it."

TAGS: Frontier History

Louis Armstrong in Montana

By Lawrence Reed
07/17/2023
"He was always more interested in the good in people than the bad. That’s just the way he was, and probably the way the rest of us ought to be."

TAGS: Frontier History

The Slave Who Went to Montana

By Lawrence Reed
05/30/2023
"Every human possesses a natural right to be his own master, so long as he does not deny that same right to others. Most people take that truism for granted today but it wasn’t the governing rule of the past."

TAGS: Frontier History