Collection 427 - Carolyn Reynolds Riebeth Letter, January 28, 1966
Creator: Riebeth, Carolyn Reynolds, 1898-
Provenance Note: Carolyn Reynolds Riebeth of Cody, Wyoming, sent her letter to Montana State University in 1966.
Historical Note: Carolyn Reynolds Riebeth was born on September 1, 1898, the daughter of Major Samuel Guilford Reynolds, agent of the Crow Indian Reservation from 1902-1910. She attended public school in Hardin, Montana, Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and the University of Montana, Missoula. She married Edwin Walter Riebeth in Billings, Montana in 1928 and the couple had two daughters. In 1941 the Riebeth family moved to Hardin, Montana where Carolyn taught at the high school. In 1985 she published a book on Joseph Henry Sharp, an artist who she had known as a girl while living at Crow Agency with her father's family. Carolyn Riebeth died in Hardin, Montana on July 12, 1992.
Content Description Note: On January 28, 1966, Carolyn Riebeth typed a lengthy letter to Minnie Paugh, the Special Collections librarian for Montana State University. Paugh had contacted Riebeth to inquire about various early day residents of Crow Agency and the Crow reservation. Riebeth chose to describe in great detail rancher Frank Michael Heinrich (1869-1928) and his cattle operation on the reservation in the early twentieth century. Riebeth's letter describes the Heinrich cattle roundups that she attended as a girl and biographical information about Heinrich including his later activities as a Hardin, Montana banker.