Disturbing the Sleeping Buffalo with Sally Thompson

About the Book: Anthropologist and storyteller Sally Thompson is uniquely attuned to the traces of history lurking in place names and written in cairns, carved in tree bark or resting among well-knapped spear points. In Disturbing a Sleeping Buffalo, Thompson unearths new discoveries and startling insights into Montana's untold history in twenty-three true stories. Along the way, she shares the challenges of groundbreaking research and the joys of finding hidden treasures. These stories connect past and present, bringing into focus a common heritage among many people in an uncommon land.

About the Author: Sally Thompson has spent over thirty years working with the Native tribes of the West. Trained as an anthropologist (PhD, University of Colorado - Boulder), she has worked as an archaeologist, ethnographer, and ethnohistorian along the Rocky Mountains and in the Southwest. She has a particular interest in collaborating with tribes to implement unique cultural preservation strategies particular to each tribe or region.

Event date: 
Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
Montgomery Distillery
129 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802-4435
Disturbing the Sleeping Buffalo By Sally Thompson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781560378396
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sweetgrass Books - May 21st, 2024