Go deeper into the history of each park with scholarly articles and essays from Oxford University Press, freely available for the centennial year.

American National Biography

Burton Kendall Wheeler

senator/lawyer

After his senate career ended in 1947, Wheeler joined his son, Edward, practicing law in Washington, D.C., and spent summers at his lodge in Glacier National Park in Montana

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American National Biography

Mountain Chief

Piegan warrior/tribal leader

In 1895 Mountain Chief took part in a second land cession, involving the opening to miners of the so-called St. Mary's Strip, the area eventually designated Glacier NationalPark.

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American National Biography

Winold Fritz Reiss

portrait painter/illustator/interior designer

During the summer from 1927 to 1948 Reiss's trips to Glacier National Park in Montana to study and draw the Blackfeet were sponsored by the Great Northern Railway. Reiss established an art school in the park

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American National Biography

Bailey Willis

geologist

An ardent conservationist, he was active in promoting the establishment of Mount Rainier and Glacier National Parks.

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