This collection includes five interviews with residents of the Badger-Two Medicine area in Montana, adjacent to Glacier National Park and the Blackfeet Reservation. The interviews were conducted by historian David Brooks in 2006. Interviewees discuss the history of the area and some of the original homesteaders. They also discuss the area’s natural resources, tourism, wildlife, the 1910 fire, and the impacts of overuse on the land, including the use of recreational vehicles. The original interviews are held as Oral History collection OH 416 Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula.
This collection includes 5 interviews.
Art Trenkle and Anna Trenkle
Art and Anna Trenkle describe the Badger Two Medicine area of Montana, adjacent to the Blackfeet Reservation and Glacier Park. Art Trenkle names and describes many of the original homesteaders in the area; he describes growing up on the Rising Wolf Ranch and his family’s ... Read More
Dan Smiley discusses the history of the area (activities of Native Americans on the land, homesteading, 1910 fire, etc.) and of the Jennings homestead/dude ranch. He talks about ranch life, livestock, and grazing practices, as well as hunting and trapping practices from earlier times, focusing ... Read More
Hugo Johnson recalls growing up in the Badger Two Medicine area as a guide in a family of outfitters. He explains his father's work on the crew that built the first roads into the area. Johnson talks about the effects of grazing in the area, ... Read More
James Stewart lists past owners of the Rising Wolf Ranch and their histories; he describes the history of land usage at Rising Wolf and the Badger Two Medicine. He offers opinion about motorized vehicle abuse. Stewart describes his land donation to the Nature Conservancy, alterations ... Read More
Rick Lucke describes the Badger Two Medicine area, adjacent to the Blackfeet Reservation and Glacier Park in Montana. He explains the history of the area and previous homesteaders. Lucke talks about his family outfitting business and experiences and tells stories about past residents of the ... Read More