Tavie Kipp comes to Montana

Amy Wortman, south east of Big Sandy provided an old paperback book by Jim Arthur called, “Retracing Kipp Trails”.

Tavie Kipp married into the famous Kipp family when she married Jim Kipp who was the son of Joe Kipp, an icon of Glacier National Park and James Kipp who was instrumental in opening the upper Missouri to trading.

In her later years Tavie Kipp joined the Chinook History Group and it is suspected it was then she wrote several stories of her life in Montana.

In this story she talks about coming to Montana. We take up the story when she enters Montana for one of the first times.

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