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Shepherd with his Horse and Dog on Gravelly Range, Madison County, August 1942
A Montanan shepherd with his horse and dog in 1942

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Lincoln Created the Montana Territory
May 26, 1864

Despite the violence, Montana settlers kept coming, drawn by gold, copper, and the chance to claim some of that rich land for themselves as homesteaders. Native Americans were forced onto reservations while pioneers poured into the territory in the 1880s. Many of our images of Western cowboys came from these early ranchers and travelers, like this shepherd in Madison County, Montana. Have you ever visited the state of Montana?
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