Marilyn J. Drew

Marilyn J. Drew is a free-lance writer from Powell, Wyo. She is a graduate of the University of Wyoming, where she studied history in the late 1960s with Prof. T.A. Larson; later she studied at Northwest College in Powell under former NWC Professor Jeremy M. Johnston. She is married to Andy Drew.

Seeking a shorter way to the goldfields of Montana Territory, former prospector John Bozeman traced a route through the Powder River Basin—prized buffalo grounds for the resident tribes. A few hundred emigrants used the route between 1863 and 1866; later, as tribal resistance grew, it became primarily a military road.