When Montana and I Were Young
A Frontier ChildhoodBook - 2002
Lost for almost half a century and never before published, When Montana and I Were Young is a remarkable primary account of a child's life in the early part of the twentieth century. Margaret Bell (1888-1982) was a rancher and horse breaker whose memoir tells the story of a frontier childhood on the high plains of Montana and Canada. Hers was not a typical childhood. Bell was barely seven when her mother died, and her stepfather, Hedge Wolfe, moved Bell and her three younger half-sisters far from their nurturing grandmother to the Canadian plains and a life of extreme poverty, hardship, and abuse.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2002
Characteristics: xxix, 250 p. ; 23 cm