• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Suggested Reading

Thank you for your interest in Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. To learn more about various aspects of the park, you may want to read some of the following books and links:

Education Internet Resources for Teachers
A national park servicewide listing of great links for educators: www.nps.gov/learn/

National Park System
The Complete Guide to America’s National Parks, National Park Foundation

Geology of National Parks, 4th Edition, Ann G. Harries and Esther Tuttle

National Park Service: The Story Behind the Scenery, Albright, Dickinson and Mott

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Paul Gordon

Among Wild Horses: A Portrait of the Pryor Mountain Mustangs; Lynne Pomeranz

Grandmother's Grandchild: My Crow Indian Life; Alma Hogan Snell

Seasons of the Bighorn: An Angler's Year; George Kelly

Absaroka: Home of the Crows; Margaret Irvin Carrington

On the Fringe of the Bighorn, Cedarvale Ranch, Hillsboro Montana; Big Horn County Historical Society

Other Suggested Reading
Roadside Geology of Wyoming; David R. Lageson and Darwin R. Spearing

Roadside Geology of Montana; David Alt and Donald W. Hyndman

The Practical Geologist; Dougal Dixon and Raymond L. Bernor

Did You Know?

Fort Smith Monument, photo by S. Dalby

On August 1, 1867, a haying party of 25 soldiers and civilians held off the attacks of over 800 Sioux and Northern Cheyenne warriors in the hayfields 2 ½ miles northeast of Fort Smith. The outcome was a draw. The incident became known as the Hayfield Fight. More...