Montanans are tied subtly and deeply to the nation and the world. Federal politics have affected the daily lives of Native Americans, students, senior citizens, and ranchers. International markets affect everything from crop selection to timber prices in Montana. Montanans fight for what they believe in…like Montana’s Jeannette Rankin. An acknowledged pacifist, she voted against U.S. involvement in both World Wars. Her stand incurred the wrath of millions of Americans— including many, but not all, Montanans. Jeannette Rankin reflects Montana toughness, courage, and integrity. She is a Montana story.