Miss Rodeo Montana 2015   Miss Rodeo Montana, Inc

 

Hanna Heckman

 

The MTA has been a Big Sky Partner with Miss Rodeo Montana, Inc since 1997. MTA sponsorship awards each years queen with a western style red and arctic fox vest.

 

Hanna currently attends Montana State University Northern in Havre pursuing an Associate degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing. While attending college, Hanna has received a full tuition waiver as a member of the MSU Northern Rodeo Team.

 

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Miss Teen Rodeo Montana 2015   Miss Rodeo Montana, Inc

 

Miranda Minow

 

The MTA has been a partner with Miss Rodeo Montana, Inc since 1997 and is one of the first sponsors for Miss Teen Rodeo Montana which started in 2005.

 

After high school, Miranda plans on obtaining her bachelor’s degree in social work so she can work in an equine-assisted therapy program. Eventually she would like to start her own equine-assisted therapy facility at “Powder River Farm in the Dell”, a group home providing residential and vocational opportunities in a farm-like setting for adults with developmental disabilities.

 

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Did You Know?

James Felix "Jim" Bridger (March 17, 1804 – July 17, 1881) was among the foremost mountain men, trappers, scouts and guides who explored and trapped the Western United States during the decades of 1820-1850, as well as mediating between native tribes and encroaching whites. He was of English ancestry, and his family had been in North America since the early colonial period.

 

The Hudson's Bay Company was started in 1670 along the James and Hudson Bays. Natives would barter furs for trade goods such as knives, beads, needles and blankets. HBC company is in their 4th Century of retail and still going strong.

 

Robert Campbell (1804-1879) was an American frontiersman, fur trader and businessman. He joined a fur trapping expedition to Rocky Mountains in 1825 with Jedediah Smith, Moses Harris, and Jim Beckwourth. He continued as a trapper and trader through most of the mountain man era.

 

Fort Leavenworth, 1867, was the first settlement in Kansas territory and is the oldest active Army post west of the Mississippi River. The fort initially served as a quartermaster depot, arsenal, and troop post, and was dedicated to protecting the fur trade and safeguarding commerce on the Santa Fe Trail.

 

From 1828-1867 Fort Union was the most important fur trading post on the Upper Missouri. Here, seven Northern Plains Indian Tribes, including the Assiniboine, traded buffalo robes and other furs for goods such as cloth, guns, blankets and beads. This fort was a bastion of peaceful coexistence, annually trading over 25,000 buffalo robes and $100,000 of merchandise.

 

The Mountain Men explored and opened up the Rocky Mountain region. The Rocky Mountain Fur Company (1822-1834) established the brigade system, with teams of trappers working together. In one year they could earn half a million dollars in pelts. Eventually they were outdone by Astor's American Fur Company. By 1834, the fur trade was being played out; Astor's and the Hudson's Bay trappers were all tough competitors.