The Crow tribe in the Powder River Basin has one coal mine on its reservation, but poverty among tribal members remains high. The tribe would like more mining.
Railroads lured homesteaders to Montana with ads that made the dry plains look like lush English countryside. Banks offered easy money, the settlers loaded up with loans -- and drought set in.
We've told you about the energy boom unfolding in the Northern plains states. Centered in North Dakota, the industry is quickly spilling over into Montana.