This Month in Montana History: January
February 1, 2023
January 10, 1864; 159 years ago: Sheriff of Bannack and head of the road agents Henry Plummer is publicly executed by Montana Vigilantes. 17 more road agents will be killed by vigilantes throughout the month.
January 23, 1870; 153 years ago: Under command of Major Eugene Baker, the US Army kill nearly 200 Piegan Blackfeet people, mostly children, and women. The public outrage resulted in the United States taking steps to move towards a "Peace Policy", most notably moving the Bureau of Indian Affairs out of control of the War Department. However, open warfare against Indians would continue i...