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
National Park System
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
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 Montana; David Alt and Donald W. Hyndman
The Practical Geologist; Dougal Dixon and Raymond L. Bernor
Did You Know?
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...