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School Bell Gift Shop
Hours: 11 AM to 3 PM
Tuesday through Friday


Visit the SCHOOL BELL GIFT SHOP -- our inventory features Montana and locally made items. Stop by to see the updated selection of children's items and a new selection of vintage and Montana made jewelry. As always, we have a complete selection of Linderman and Montana history books as shown in the book list below.

If you see anything you would like to purchase from the book list, please contact us
(Members of the Historical Society receive a 10% discount on purchases over ten dollars.)


Books by Frank Bird Linderman
New Linderman books: 2004 & 2005 publication

Indian Why Stories: Sparks from War Eagle's Lodge-Fire, by Frank B. Linderman, introduction by Celeste River, originally published 1915, paperback edition 2001. ($?????)

The Montana Stories of Frank B. Linderman: the Authorized Edition, printed 1997. ($????) Originaly published in 1920 as On a Passing Frontier: Sketches from the Northwest.

Indian Old-Man Stories: More Sparks from War Eagle's Lodge Fire, by Frank B. Linderman, introduction by Celeste River, originally published 1920, paperback 1996. ($12.95)

Henry Plummer, a Novel, by Frank Bird Linderman, 2000, ($16.95) In 1920 Linderman completed a novel about Plummer's life, but it was rejected by publisher after publisher. They felt that it showed too much fidelity to historical truth for a public increasingly enamored of western dime novels. Eighty years later, Linderman's lively interpretations of one of Montana's most enduring legends was published for the first time.

Kootenai Why Stories: The Authorized Edition by Frank B. Linderman, introduction by Celeste River, 1926 with paperback edition 1997. ($9.95)
Plenty-Coups Chief of the Crows, by Frank B. Linderman, with a new previously unpublished essay by the author, introduction by Barney Old Coyote, Jr. and Phenocia Bauerle, originally published 1930, new edition 2002. ($16.95)

Old man Coyote: The Authorized Edition, by Frank B. Linderman, 1931, paperback 1996. ($11.95)

Pretty-shield: Medicine Woman of the Crows, by Frank B. Linderman, preface by Alma Snell & Becky Matthews, originally published 1932, paperback 2003. ($14.95)

Quartzville, by Frank Bird Linderman, edited by Larry Barsness, published 1985. ($9.95)

Recollections of Charley Russell, by Frank Bird Linderman, edited by H.G. Merriam, with drawings by Charley Russell, first paperback printing 1988. ($17.95)

Wolf and the Winds, by Frank Bird Linderman, introduction by Sarah Waller Hatfield, n.d. ($14.95)

Books about the Flathead Country

Follow the Fish to Camp Tuffit, by Sylvia Murphy, 1998. ($5.00)

A Guide to Historic Kalispell, by Kathryn L. McKay, 2001. ($9.95) Volume 5 of the Montana Mainstreets Series, Montana Historical Society Press

Looking Back: a Pictorial History of the Flathead Valley, Montana, by Kathryn L. McKay. 1997. ($27.00) A Northwest Montana Historical Society Publication

Memoirs of One Lifetime and Gatiss Gardens, by Robert H. Gatiss, 1993. ($18.00)
Men Do Your Duty, by Carle F. O'Neil, 2001. ($13.00) Memories of Flathead National Guardsmen from their Pacific Campaigns of World War II

Souvenirs from Northwest Montana, 1993. ($14.95) A feast of local color and home-cooking

Two Men of Demersville by Carle F. O'Neil, ???. ($6.95) Sketches of Telesphore Jacques DeMers, the town's founder, and John E. Clifford, Demersville's only mayor.

Books about Glacier National Park

Best Easy Day Hikes: Glacier & Waterton Lakes, by Erik Molvar, 1998. ($6.95) A Falcon Guide

Glacier National Park: including the Flathead Valley and Waterton Lakes National Park, 2001. ($16.95) an Insiders' Guide
Glacier's Secrets: Beyond the Roads and Above the Clouds, by George Ostrom with the Over-the-Hill-Gang, 1997. ($15.95)

Glacier's Secrets: Goat Trails and Grizzly Tales, by George Ostrom with the Over-the-Hill Gang, 2000. ($22.95)

Books about Lewis & Clark, Native Americans, Pioneers

The Dog Who Helped Explore America, by R.W. "Rib" Gustafson, 1998. ($9.95) You participate in the Lewis and Clark Expedition through through the joyful exuberance of Seaman, Capt. Lewis' Newfoundland Retriever

Lewis & Clark Exploration of Central Montana, by Ella Mae Howard, 1993. ($9.95) Marias River to the Gates of the Mountains

Traveling the Lewis & Clark Trail, by Julie Fanselow, 2nd edition, 2000. ($15.95)

Men with Sand: Great Explorers of the North American West, by John Moring, 1998. ($10.95)

Voyages of Discovery: Essays on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, edited by James P. Ronda, 1998. ($19.95)

Lewis and Clark Among the Grizzlies, by Paul Schullery, 2002. ($14.95)
They call me Sacagawea, by Joyce Badgley Hunsaker, 2003. ($9.95)

Owl's Eyes & Seeking a Spirit: Kootenai Indian Stories. ($6.00) Children's Stories

The Lewis & Clark Expedition, by Sanna Porte Kiesling, 1990. ($7.95) Children's Stories, age 8+

West with Lewis & Clark: the Story of the Corps of Discovery, by William E. & Jan C. Hill, 2000. ($3.95) An activity book for children

Grandmother's Grandchild: My Crow Indian Life, by Alma Hogan Snell, edited by Becky Matthews, 2000. ($?????)

Toward the Setting Sun: Pioneer Girls Traveling the Overland Trails, by Mary Barmeyer O'Brien, 1999. ($8.95)

Into the Western Winds: Pioneer Boys Traveling the Overland Trails, by Mary Barmeyer O'Brien, 2003. ($9.95)

Books about Montana

Where the Green Grass Grows, by Jean Jackson Wakefield, 1998. ($18.00) Pleasant Valley and Lost Prairie, Montana, 1880-1946

He Led Us through Paradise, by L.A. Schrock, Jr., 2001. ($12.00) A story of early Montana

Montana's State Capitol, the People's House, by Kirby Lambert, Patricia M. Burnham, and Susan R. Near, 2002. ($19.95)

Montana on My Mind, photography by Michael S. Sample and Larry Mayer, 1987. (???)

Montana Century, edited by Michael P. Malone, 1999. ($ ???)

Scenic Driving Montana, by S.A. Snyder, 1995. ($14.95) A Falcon Guide

Four-Legged Legends of Montana, by Gayle C. Shirley, 1993. ($7.95)

It Happened in Montana, by James A. Crutchfield, 1992. ($9.95)

Outlaw Tales of Montana, by Gary A. Wilson, 1995. ($17.95)

Montana's Historical Highway Markers, compiled by Glenda Clay Bradshaw from Original text by Robert H. Fletcher, 1999 edition. ($10.95)

Montana Campfire Tales, by Dave Walter, 1997. ($16.95) Fourteen historical narratives

A Traveler's Companion to Montana History, by Carroll Van West, 1986. ($12.95)

Montana The Last Best Place, n.d. ($32.95)

Montana History Weekends, by Dave Conklin, 2002. ($15.95) 52 adventures in history
The Vigilantes of Montana, Thomas J. Dimsdale, 2003. ($12.95)

Montana Off the Beaten Path: a Guide to Unique Places, Michael McCoy, 4th edition, 2001. ($12.95)

Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Montana History, edited by Dave Walter, 2000. ($14.95)

Scotch Highlanders, Indian Peoples: Thirty Generations of a Montana Family, James Hunter, 1996. ($18.95)

Charlie's Trail: The Life and Art of C.M. Russell, by Gayle C. Shirley, 1996. ($10.95)

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Montana Women, by Gayle C. Shirley, 1995. ($12.95)

Montana Wildflowers: a Beginner's Field Guide to the State's Most Common Flowers. ($6.95)

Montana Wildlife: a Beginner's Field Guide to the State's Most Remarkable Animals. ($7.95)

Montana Native Plants and Early Peoples, by Jeff Hart, 1976, reprinted 1996. ($9.95)

Bright Star in the Big Sky, by Mary Barmeyer O'Brien, 1995. ($7.95) The story of Jeannette Rankin, 1880-1973

Montana Dateline, by Ellis Roberts Parry, 2001. ($14.95) Enjoy Montana's history day by day

Sisters Three of Montana, by Helen Shenefelt DeLong, 1998. ($14.95) autobiography

The Montana Cookbook, 1990. ($22.95)

An Ornery Bunch : Tales and Anecdotes Collected by the WPA Montana Writers Project, 1935-1942, published 1999. ($14.95)

Miscellaneous Books

Honor Our Flag, by David Singleton, 2002. ($5.95) How to care for, fly, and otherwise respect the Stars and Stripes

The Only Good Bear is a Dead Bear, by Jeanette Prodgers, 1986. ($9.95) A collection of the West's best bear stories

The Rocky Mountain Berry Book, by Bob Krumm, 1991. ($12.95) Combines the information of a field guide and the fun of a cookbook

Funny Trail Tales, edited by Amy Kelley, 2000. ($7.95) Falcon's Take Along series

Inspired by Nature, edited by Amy Kelley, 2000. ($7.95) Falcon's Take Along series
The Elk Hunter's Cookbook, 1994. ($19.95) A collection of favorite recipes from members of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Ranchin' Is ..., by Mike Logan, 2000. ($13.95) Ranch life in verse and photography

Harshbarger Reunion Cookbook, 2002. ($14.95)

Milo's Winter Adventure, by Gina Bondurant, 2000. ($5.00) Children's book

Cowboy Cookbook, ????. ($16.95) Recipes from 24 states and 8 countries
Updated: 18 Feb 2007 The Museum at Central School
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