I traveled to Havre, Montana the week before Thanksgiving, and gave a Humanities Montana history presentation at MSU-Northern. It was a great time with an attentive, appreciative audience. I was pleased.
The presentation, "Before the Horse" gives information about how people of the Northern Rockies lived in the centuries before they had horses. It is also the history behind my book, Spotted Flower and the Ponokomita. And I received surprise, special reviews of this book while I was in Havre!
The school district Indian Education director had given a copy of this book to a sixth-grade teacher; she started reading it to several classes. After the evening presentation (for adults) she handed me a large envelope--filled with three 11" x17" pages of student reviews! I've since posted copies of them on the Spotted Flower web site where the various comments are more legible.
These are the kind of perks that can't be quantified.