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 on the experiences of George Jennings. He discusses the present decline in outfitting businesses, the efforts to designate the area as a protected wilderness, and the impacts of overuse on the land.
Badger-Two Medicine Oral History Project, OH 416, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound disc (69:06 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (29 p. : 28 cm.)
oh 416-05.mp3; OH416-005.pdf
Smiley, Dan, "Dan Smiley Interview, September 16, 2006" (2006). Badger-Two Medicine Oral History Project. OH 416-005.