Indian Creek Chronicles

Author: Pete Fromm
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762766565
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Indian Creek Chronicles. "The wardens climbed into their truck, ready to leave. 'You'll need about seven cords of firewood. Concentrate on that. You'll have to get it all in before the snow grounds your truck.'" "Though I didn't want to ask, it seemed important. 'What's a cord?'" So begins Pete Fromm's seven winter months alone in a tent in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness guarding salmon eggs. After blundering into this forbidding errand as a college lark, Fromm gradually come face to face with the blunt realities of life as a contemporary mountain man. Brutal cold, isolation, and fearful risks balance against the satisfaction of living a unique existence in modern America. This award-winning narrative is a gripping story of adventure, a rousing tale of self-sufficiency, and modern-day Walden. From either perspective, Fromm lives up to his reputation as one of the West's strongest new voices.

Hope And Dread In Montana Literature

Author: Ken Egan
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874175080
Size: 66.79 MB
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Hope And Dread In Montana Literature. From the narratives of early explorers and ranchers, Native Americans, and settler women through the works of such major twentieth-century luminaries as A. B. Guthrie and Ivan Doig, Egan traces the evolution of Montanans' early fantastic dreams of economic, religious, and cultural success into failure and despair, violence and tragedy. Yet, side by side with these tales of woe are tales of endurance and even triumph, evidence of the strength and creative potential of the state's people."--BOOK JACKET.

The Names Of The Stars

Author: Pete Fromm
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250101697
Size: 50.61 MB
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The Names Of The Stars. Winner of Honor Book for the 2016 Montana Book Award At twenty years old, Pete Fromm heard of a job babysitting salmon eggs, seven winter months alone in a tent in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Leaping at this chance to be a mountain man, with no experience in the wilds, he left the world. Thirteen years later, he published his beloved memoir of that winter, Indian Creek Chronicles —Into the Wild with a twist. Twenty five years later, he was asked to return to the wilderness to babysit more fish eggs. But no longer a footloose twenty year old, at forty-five, he was the father of two young sons. He left again, alone, straight into the heart of Montana’s Bob Marshall wilderness, walking a daily ten mile loop to his fish eggs through deer and elk and the highest density of grizzly bears in the lower 48 states. The Names of the Stars is not only a story of wilderness and bears but also a trek through a life lived at its edges, showing how an impulsive kid transformed into a father without losing his love for the wilds. From loon calls echoing across Northwood lakes to the grim realities of life guarding in the Nevada desert, through the isolation of Indian Creek and years spent running the Snake and Rio Grande as a river ranger, Pete seeks out the source of this passion for wildness, as well as explores fatherhood and mortality and all the costs and risks and rewards of life lived on its own terms.

The Rockies In First Person

Author: Ronald E. McFarland
Publisher: McFarland
Size: 34.83 MB
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The Rockies In First Person. This study focuses on 10 memoirs from the northern U.S. Rockies. By comparing memoirs representing states that share similar demographic and socio-economic characteristics, this historic and literary analysis reveals both commonalities and divergences among American Western memoirs.

The Spring Creek Chronicles

Author: Dick Kettlewell
Publisher: Farcountry Press
ISBN: 1560376368
Size: 18.90 MB
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The Spring Creek Chronicles. For nearly two decades, award-winning photographer Dick Kettlewell has celebrated the landscapes and wildlife of the North American prairie in images and words. Gleaned from the best of his photo essays originally published in the Rapid City Journal, here are stunning close-ups of free-ranging pronghorn, mountain goats in the Black Hills, spectacular sunsets, waterfowl and bald eagles, fields of wildflowers, and vast skyscapes. Kettlewell's stories of the native flora and fauna draw you into the interconnected life of this quintessential American ecosystem.

The Oil Creek Chronicles

Author: Richard W. Aites
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440128022
Size: 58.91 MB
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The Oil Creek Chronicles. In the spring of 1853 the Buchanan family arrived in the scenic Oil Creek Valley. They settled on a farm along the historic stream. A young Andrew Buchanan would later befriend Ole' Walter Tucker, a local trapper and bootlegger. When Tucker comes up missing, young Buchanan recalls a story the old trapper told about a 'wild man' that roamed the surrounding countryside. The boy's desperate search leads him to a local village where he finds an Indian who may know the whereabouts of his friend. Convinced that Tucker was abducted by the legendary 'Chiye-tanka' (pronounced shy-ah-tonka) the boy journeys to Hogback Mountain. He later makes a grisly discovery, one that will shake the entire valley.