Montana's rich heritage is near and dear to my heart. My desire to learn about that history through the early inhabitants of the land leads to the opportunity to help tell the story of the growth of our society in the West. Reflecting upon the difficulties early peoples faced as they developed a civilization helps tell the story of 19th and 20th century America.
They say a culture isn’t a culture without its language, and if that’s truly the case, Montana’s Irish culture must have lay dormant for well over a century and a half. Lucky for me the language came back. For, after all, I doubt I’d