The Lakota Sioux stayed away from what is now Makoshika State Park, calling it “land of bad spirits” because of the shifting soil and massive horned skulls poking out of the rocks.

Even if you try really hard, it would be awfully tough to think of anything that says “Montana” more than the rodeo. While other states boast larger rodeos, and some might even have more of them, arguably no other state has as many spectators per capita attending rodeos in the summer than th…

This story was adapted from an article that first appeared in the Crown of the Continent online magazine.