Since the Days of the Buffalo
A History of Eastern Montana and the Kalfell Ranch

by Michael Bugenstein

edited by Linda Grosskopf and Nancy Morrison

foreword by Lance Kalfell

published by Kalfell Ranch, Inc.

produced by Sweetgrass Books

  • A comprehensive history of Eastern Montana in nine chapters, as well as the experiences on an a long-term family ranch on the High Plains. Since the Days of the Buffalo covers important and little-known facets of Great Plains history including tribal migration and settlement, open range days, homestead life, railroads, horse capture and outlaws, and the effect of the Great Depression, New Deal, and war effort in Eastern Montana. Ranching topics cover droughts and water supplies, economic downturns, diversification, land disputes and inheritance issues, presented with a "human" perspective. Since the Days of the Buffalo is an easy-to-read reference, as well as a "road map" of what today's ranchers can expect in the future.

162 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, 62 illustrations, 5 map(s)

ISBN 10: 0-9671739-1-4
ISBN 13: 978-0-9671739-1-7

February 2013





Since the Days of the Buffalo
A History of Eastern Montana and the Kalfell Ranch

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Michael Bugenstein align= Michael Bugenstein has produced a series of Montana county Historical Maps, maps of the Historical Crow Nation and Astorian Expeditions, the Upper Missouri River Corridor, northern Montana Tribal movements and migrations from 1877-1882 newspaper reports, a pre-1900 replica brand book of the North Dakota Badlands, BNSF Railway station maps, an Operations Map of the Kalfell Ranch, among many other projects. His website is He works as a conductor for BNSF Railway and lives in Glendive, Montana.

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