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?
Fort C.F. Smith, was the most isolated of the posts which guarded the Bozeman Trail. Active from August 1866 to July 1868, it was under constant threat from the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne tribes during Red Cloud’s War. The U.S. government was forced to abandon the fort and trail. Some historians have called this conflict, “the first war the United States ever lost.” More...