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Ed Talk: Disturbing the Sleeping Buffalo with Sally Thompson

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Join us at the Cranbrook History Centre on Friday, July 19th from 7:00-8:30pm for a reading from Sally Thompson’s new book, Disturbing the Sleeping Buffalo.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Tea, coffee and water will be provided. Books will be available for purchase.



HELENA, MONTANA – May 21, 2024 – Renowned anthropologist and storyteller Sally Thompson draws on her extensive experience and delves deep into the fabric of Montana’s past with her latest book, Disturbing the Sleeping Buffalo: 23 Unexpected Stories that Awaken Montana’s Past.

In this compelling collection of twenty-three true stories, Thompson unearths hidden treasures, shedding light on the diverse peoples who have shaped Montana’s landscape over thousands of years. Three of these stories took place in or near the southeast, B.C. 

Thompson’s unique perspective and meticulous research reveal the complexities of Montana’s history, from encounters between Native American tribes and European explorers to the cultural exchanges that have shaped the region’s identity. Through vivid storytelling, she bridges the gap between past and present, inviting readers to explore the hidden depths of Montana’s collective heritage.

Sally Thompson, an anthropologist and cultural heritage consultant based in Missoula, Montana, has spent decades exploring the state’s cultural history. Her narrative nonfiction writings, such as People Before the Park, illuminate overlooked perspectives, collaborating closely with indigenous communities. Thompson’s passion for Montana’s cultural history offers readers a fresh perspective on the history of the Treasure State.



July 19
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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