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THESE ARE THE STORIES

OF REMARKABLE JEWISH LIVES THAT SETTLED IN MONTANA.

 

And in telling these stories, we had to include the original people of this land, who's struggles, and achievements are forever etched in local Salish lore.

THESE ARE THE STORIES

OF REMARKABLE JEWISH LIVES THAT SETTLED IN MONTANA.

 

And in telling these stories, we had to include the original people of this land, who's struggles, and achievements are forever etched in local Salish lore.

WE HAVE UNCOVERED STORIES OF IMPORTANT JEWISH & SALISH LIVES THAT MADE THEIR MARK IN MONTANA, AND IN THE WORLD.

 

These stories will stir your awareness of the accomplishments of a sometimes misunderstood peoples, and hopefully, give you greater respect for what they did to help make Montana the place it is. 

 

JACOB S. LEISER

 The first Jewish pioneer to make his way to Montana.

This is his story.

JOE LAMOOSE

In his lifetime, he became a legend. This is his story.

DANIEL E. BANDMANN

 He was one of the greatest victorian actors. He toured the world at least 2 times. This is his story.

LESLIE FIEDLER

His biographer, Mark Roydon Winchell, writes, "In my

judgment, Leslie Fiedler is the single most influential critic of American literature ever."

This is his story.

BANDMANN WAS ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNIZED ACTORS OF THE VICTORIAN AGE. HIS GREATEST PERFORMANCE, HOWEVER, WAS THE STORY OF HIS LIFE.

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WE CALL OUR EXHIBIT LEISER'S FOOTSTEPS,

IN RECOGNITION OF JACOB LEISER'S TREK FROM THE COLUMBIA RIVER TO MISSOULA.

FEW CRITICS STIRRED EMOTIONS ABOUT GREAT LITERARY WORKS LIKE LESLIE FIEDLER. 

IN 1911, THE SALISH & THEIR FRIENDS RETURNED TO THEIR ANCESTERAL HOME IN THE BITTERROOT, THESE IMAGES ARE A TESTAMENT TO THAT HISTORICAL EVENT.

 
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When gold was discovered at cedar creek, in 1861, everything changed.

For prospectors, it was an opportunity to make money. For the Salish, it was the end of a way of life. 

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Our objective is to bring Leiser's Footsteps exhibit to museums around the NW United States. 

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Missoula Public Library is hosting

Leiser's Footsteps museum exhibit early

January through Febuary 11, 2022. 

 

For details: www.missoulapubliclibrary.org