Stories Behind the Objects | Lindsay Mammoth

Length: 5 minutes. Take a close-up look at a Museum of the Rockies artifact in 5 minutes or less! Brought to you by Lisa Verwys, Collections Manager and Registrar for Cultural History, this series explores the stories behind objects from the museum’s history collections.

In July 1966, outside of Lindsay, Montana, Joe Walker discovered a mammoth tusk. Learn about the fossil’s excavation and its significance to our understanding of early human habitation. Indigenous cultures have inhabited the area now called Montana for millennia, and the discovery and study of objects like the Lindsay mammoth can help to provide physical evidence for Indigenous continuity, life ways, and cultures.