Wide Open Spaces
Another way to get to know Montana better is to read this highly regarded anthology.
Available at Amazon.com.
"This collection of vivid and compelling literature ranges across Montana's literary landscape
in descriptions of explorers' discoveries,
stories from mining and agricultural frontiers,
and powerful memoirs from Native Americans,
as well as unforgettable images created by contemporary writers."
MONTANA Made Me Do IT is a good alternative.
If you read the Wide Open Spaces chapter,
you will a Texan friend's happy hint about rural Montana.