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Montana Magazine has Albert Bierstadt, John Owen, the Baker Massacre and more

 

April 20, 2018

Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1907, 07.123

Albert Bierstadt, The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak (1863, oil on canvas, 73½" × 120¾").

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The Spring 2018 issue of Montana The Magazine of Western History begins with a look at the role of artist Albert Bierstadt in the genesis of the conservation ethic in the United States.

Through his artwork, Bierstadt expressed genuine concern for the Native people and wildlife of the West and helped inspire the protection of its landscapes. The author of this piece is Peter Hassrick, Ph.D., director emeritus and senior scholar at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming.

Montana anthropologist Sally Thompson recounts the incredible five-month journey of Bitterro...



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