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Chapter 22 - Living in a New Montana, 1970 - 2007


Online textbook: Chapter 22 - (.pdf)

Worksheet 1: Population by County - (.pdf)

Worksheet 2: Describing Montana - (.pdf)

Learning from Historical Documents:

Terry Murphy, Montana Farmers Union board member, Testifying to the Legislature about Energy Development, 1973, and Dolph Harris, President of the Economic Development Association of Eastern Montana, Testifying to the Legislature about Energy Development, 1971

Hank Deschenes, of Missoula, Testifying to the Legislature against a Moratorium on Subdividing Agricultural Land, 1975, and Charles Bradley of Bozeman, Testifying to the Legislature in Favor of a Moratorium on Subdividing Agricultural Land, 1974

Interesting Links

Watch video clip to learn how Billings residents stood up to intolerance and started a national movement. 

Discover the history and legacy of the Black Eagle smelter (near Great Falls) in "The Fall of the Big Stack." Extensive report on the loss of a symbol of Great Falls' heady industrial days, 25 years later. Includes articles, photos and graphics.

Watch this video clip to learn how the legacy of the Dawes Act still affects American Indians. (Be patient. The video, "Excerpts from American Indian Homelands," is slow to load.)

Think that all Indians get monthly checks from the federal government? Think again and visit, a website created by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to dispel untruths about life on the reservation.

Curious about issues facing Montana Indians today? Learn more here.

Learn more about the Hmong immigrants who settled in Missoula.


Eva Boyd, basket maker, photo by Alexandra Swaney, courtesy Montana Arts Council



Vermiculite Zonolite Company (W. R. Grace) employee, Libby, photo by Bill Browning, Helena, Montana Historical Society Photo Archives PAc 2002-62.I2B-10865

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