Montana history is a history of people and land. No matter how you try and look at it, it always comes back to people, and the land they lived on. From Sacagawea, Chief Joseph, and the Corps of Discovery who navigated the terrain to the fur trappers, ranchers, and placer prospectors who harvested the abundance of the land to the industrial miners who delved deep into the earth, the history of Montana is a history of landscape. Few things make travel more exciting than learning the stories of the land you visit. On this page we have gathered a series of stories that should help you learn more about the people who have called Southwest Montana home, the towns they built, and the work they did. Through these histories, on this website, and in your travels, we hope you catch glimpses of the most important character: Montana itself.