Join us for this great series of up-coming events at the Museum of the Rockies to celebrate 100 years of the women’s vote in Montana!

The Extreme History Project is an independent, non-profit history organization that makes history relevant for community, society and policy.

 

To learn more about our online Book Club reading of One Woman, One Vote, click here.

Join our caravan to Helena on November 3rd! fill out the form below and we’ll contact you with details!

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Who Killed John Bozeman?

The Extreme History Project presents a monthly lecture series at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman Montana

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Artist Ben Pease will sell a limited edition run of his painting Sits in the Middle of the Land with a portion of the proceeds to go toward the purchase of the site of Fort Parker, the first Crow Agency by the Archaeological Conservancy. These high-quality prints will be available in 2 sizes: 18″ x 24″ $250 and 24″ x 36″ $400. There will only be 10 of each size available, so you will want to pre-order yours below!

Ben Pease sells limited edition prints for Fort Parker purchase

All prints will be signed and numbered at the September 12 event at the Four Winds Gallery. You may pick up your print there or have it shipped to you for an additional $10 shipping fee. To purchase, click on the desired size below.

click below for 18″ x 24″ high quality, limited edition print for $250
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Click below for 24″ x 36″ high quality, limited edition print for $400
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The Extreme History Project joined the Project Archaeology 2014 Teacher Workshop in Virginia City, Montana to map and assess the Nevada City Cemetery as the field work portion of the workshop. The Cemetery assessment was overseen be three archaeologists, Crystal Alegria of Project Archaeology and The Extreme History Project, Marsha Fulton of the Extreme History Project and Dr. Riley Auge of the University of Montana. Students filled out detailed assessment forms for cemetery gravestones while Extreme History mapped the cemetery boundaries and established an organizational system for a future plat map of the graves. We were able to determine 189 unmarked graves in the western third of the cemetery.

The earliest marked grave in the Nevada City Cemetery dates to 1865, but the unmarked graves may date as early as 1863. There is currently no plat map for the cemetery and no identification for the unmarked graves. However, there is a list of names of people known to be in unmarked graves. Extreme History will work to provide a plat map for the cemetery and compile a comprehensive list of names possibly associated with the unmarked graves, possibly for a future plaque at the cemetery.

The Nevada City Cemetery is a good example of an old pioneer cemetery which helped to establish the roots of settlement in the west. As such, it has great historical significance to the story of western expansion and colonization.

The Extreme History Project teamed up with Project Archaeology for a 2014 teacher workshop and fieldwork in the Nevada City Cemetery, Nevada City Montana.

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We were lucky to meet up with an exceptional group of students from Shanghai and their teacher, Mark Johnson, from Montana who have been studying the history of the Chinese in Montana. They recently came to Montana for a few weeks to do some research and tour around the state. They are doing excellent work and have produced several videos about their findings. Jonathan Tai’s video on the Chinese Empire Reform Association is linked below. It was exciting for us to see young people engaged in pursuing historical truths. Great work everyone!

You can read more about their work in this article from the Helena Helenair: http://helenair.com/lifestyles/students-in-shanghai-help-unravel-mysteries-from-helena-s-early/article_27b6584c-bdc8-11e1-8bd1-0019bb2963f4.html