Glen A. Smith Reminiscence 4, circa 1950s


Glen A. Smith



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Glen A. Smith recalls how the U.S. Forest Service handled rancher permit abuse and trespass cases on National Forest lands. He recalls the difficulties faced during attempts to regulate roundups and insure that unbranded cattle were accounted for in the national forest recording systems. Smith provides anecdotes of the marksmen and horsemen of the early forest ranger crew. He also discusses cattle grazing on the Cheyenne and Crow reservations in the early 1910s.


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Document Type

Oral History


Stockmen, Montana; Cowboys, Montana; Wolfers, Montana; Stenographers; Missoula, Montana; Crow tribe; Cheyenne tribe; Smith, Glen A. – Interviews; United States. Forest Service -- Officials and employees – Interviews; United States. Forest Service – History; Public lands -- West (U.S.) -- Management – History; Grazing districts -- West (U.S.) – History; Montana – History; Range policy -- West (U.S.) – History; Grazing -- Government policy -- Montana -- Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation – History; Grazing -- Government policy -- Montana -- Crow Indian Reservation -- History

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Glen A. Smith Reminiscences Oral History Project, OH 006, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


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Oral History Number

OH 006-004

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 reel-to-reel (03:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (17 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

02:07:23 minutes

Local Filename

OH_006_004.mp3; OH_006_004.pdf

Glen A. Smith Reminiscence 4, circa 1950s