This is a compendium of particular use to animal control officers and those trying to manage animal control law enforcement. It is based on real-life "war stories" from thirty-five years... More > ago when Mike Burgwin was just beginning to work at professionalizing this special subdivision of police work and separate it from humane societies. People tell every "dog catcher," they should write a book. Well -- I DID! Some of it is outrageous. Some of it is pretty philosophical. It is NOT conventional!< Less
This reference aid is in three parts.
Part one is several essays, one 19th century and two 21st century.
Part two is a bibliography about the Blackfeet.
Part three is a time-line.
Keep this at your... More > elbow while you read or write about the Blackfeet and it will be very helpful.< Less
This is a guide to the reservation that is unlike any other, for it concentrates on the terrain over a very long time-period. The consequences of ancient glaciers and volcanoes, the residue of seas,... More > the paths worn by erosion and ancestors, are marked here.< Less
This is a research aid for persons just beginning to do history or needing a quick overview of Blackfeet history. It consists of the original 1855 Treaty in full, but only notes on three major... More > documents that are hard to find or hard to read: The Foley Report, which is an indictment of the US management of the reservation from its beginning; a history of the Holy Family Mission which was a master's thesis by Hugh Black; and Paul C. Rosier's academic study of the tribal council called "Rebirth of the Blackfeet Nation, 1912-1954. These are not anthropological materials, but discussions of organization and progress.< Less