Irvin "Shorty" Shope discusses his early days as a cowboy trailing cattle throughout Montana. He describes his career as a painter, specifically detailing some of his methods and approaches to painting. Shope also discusses his relationship with the Blackfeet tribe, including his participation in the Beaver Pipe Ceremony, and his experiences interacting with particular members of the Blackfeet.
Cowboy; Western Montana; Twentieth Century history; Blackfeet Tribe; Beaver Pipe Ceremony; Art; Artist Statement; Painting
Irvin “Shorty” Shope Oral History Collection, OH 357, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (23 p.: 28 cm.)
Shope, Irvin, "Irvin "Shorty" Shope Interview, October 1970" (1970). Irvin “Shorty” Shope Oral History Collection. 2.