Making the Frontier Home: Stories from the Steamboat Bertrand

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General Background Information on Missouri River Steamboats and the Mining Frontier
Annalies Corbin, The Material Culture of Steamboat Passengers: Archaeological Evidence from the Missouri River. 2000.

C.J. Atkins, et. al. Log of the Steamer Robert Campbell, Jr., From St. Louis to Fort Benton, Montana Territory. Collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. 

Kami Ahrens. "River Tales: Mountain Boats on the Missouri River." StoryMap, ​

Lawrence H. Larsen and Barbara J. Cottrell. Steamboats West: The 1859 American Fur Company Missouri River Expedition. 2010.

Montana Post, Virginia City, Montana and the Benton Weekly, Fort Benton, Montana. Chronicling America,

"Pierre Chouteau Jr." Encyclopedia of the Great Plains

William E. Lass. A History of Steamboating on the Upper Missouri River. 1962.

History of the Steamboat Bertrand
Jerome Petsche. The Steamboat Bertrand: History, Excavation, and Architecture. 1974.

Ronald R. Switzer. The Bertrand Bottles: A Study of 19th Century Glass and Ceramic Containers. 1963.

Switzer. The Steamboat Bertrand and Missouri River Commerce. 2013.

Pioneers and Settlement of the West
Cathryn Halverson. Playing House in the American West: Western Women’s Life Narratives, 1839-1987. 2013.

Christiane Fischer, ed. Let Them Speak for Themselves: Women in the American West 1849-1900. 1977.

Donald L. Hardesty. "Class, Gender Strategies, and Material Culture in the Mining West." In Those of Little Note, edited by Elizabeth M. Scott, pp. 129-145. 1994.

Granville Stuart. Forty Years on the Frontier. 2004.

1983 Headwaters Heritage History: A History of the Communities in Gallatin County, Montana. Three Forks Area Historical Society, Three Forks, MT. Montana Memory Project.

Julie Roy Jeffrey. Frontier Women: “Civilizing” the West? 1840-1880. 1998.

Mollie Dorsey Sanford. Mollie: The Journal of Mollie Dorsey Sanford in Nebraska and Colorado Territories, 1857-1866. 1915.

Paula Petrick. No Step Backward: Women and Family on the Rocky Mountain Mining Frontier, Helena, Montana, 1865-1900. 1987.

Sandra L. Myres. Westering Women and the Frontier Experience 1800-1915. 1982.

Susan A. Hallgarth. "Women Settlers on the Frontier: Unwed, Unreluctant, Unrepentant." Women’s Studies Quarterly 17(3): 23-34. 1989.

Victorian Domesticity
Alvin Wood Chase. Dr. Chase's Recipes, or Information for Everybody. 1864. Feeding America

Catharine Esther Beecher & Harriet Beecher Stowe. The American Woman's Home. 1869. Feeding America,​

Godey's Lady's Book. Various years. HathiTrust.

Inga Bryden and Janet Floyd, eds. Domestic Space: Reading the nineteenth-century interior. 1999.

John F. Kasson. Rudeness & Civility: Manners in Nineteenth-Century Urban America. 1990.

Leonore Davidoff and Catherine Hall. Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780-1850. 1987.

Susan Williams. Food in the United States, 1820s-1890. 2006.

Catalog Records for Bertrand Artifacts

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