Montana’s Populist History Relived and Repeated

We Montanans don’t take kindly to other folks telling us how to live and what to think. We live as we want and we think as we please. That’s the way we like it and that’s the way we’ve always done it.

Our founders built Montana on a foundation of freedom, independence, and resilience.

Time and time again, Montanans fought back against big, out-of-state businesses and corrupt politicians that threatened our way of life. Time and time again, Montanans elected leaders based on their merit and abilities, rather than their political party or deep pockets. And time and time again, Montanans stood neighbor to neighbor, protecting the communities, land, and water that make our state unlike any other in the union.

Today, freedom, independence, and resilience still course through our veins as we follow in the footsteps of the hard-working, free-thinkers who came before us.

Join us at Prairie Populist throughout the next month as we highlight some of the people from Montana’s history that embodied those values and made the state what it is today.

-Amanda Garant

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Feature photo by August Schield