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Walking Bull, Montana H. R.



Montana Hopkins Rickards Walking Bull (1913-1987) was a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She was born in Butte, Montana, to Frank and Mary Hopkins. She was an author and poet. She taught at many high schools and colleges in Oklahoma, Texas, California, and Oregon during her career, including the Oregon College of Education, Western Oregon State College, and Western Oregon University. At the end of her life, she was residing in Monmouth, Oregon. She married Gilbert Walking Bull (1930-2007) circa 1975. Montana and Gilbert co-authored several books together, including O-hu-kah-kan (1975), Wo ya-ka-pi (1976), Mi ta-ku-ye (1977), and E-ha-ni wo-e (1980).


"Montana Hopkins Rickards Walkingbull," Find A Grave memorial.

"Montana Walking Bull: Humanities and Education Profession, Nationally Recognized Author of Native American Literature." Undated poster.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

American Indian Oral History: Interview with Montana H.R. Walking Bull and Gilbert Walking Bull, Interview Date: 1976, Date Digitized: 2/13/2017

Identifier: MSS0018_au069
Scope and Contents

An oral history interview with Montana H.R. Walking Bull and Gilbert Walking Bull. This interview was conducted by S.I. Myers in 1976. In this interview, the Walking Bulls talked about Native American culture, including the Great Spirit, rain dances, and the peace pipe. The couple also shared the struggles Native Americans faced in the 1970s.

Dates: Interview Date: 1976; Date Digitized: 2/13/2017