About:

Independance Day parade.

     Ken is an historian and preservationist and a chronicler of neglected Montana history at the Overholser Historical Research Center in Fort Benton and the Great Falls/Cascade County Historic Preservation Commission. He is a board member and historian with the Upper Missouri River Heritage Area Planning Group, the River and Plains Society in Fort Benton, and the Sun River Valley Historical Society. Ken was born and educated in Montana, graduating from the University of Montana, later adding an M.A. in Colonial History at George Mason University.

     Captain Ken Robison, USN (retired) served in Naval Intelligence for thirty years with eleven years of sea duty in the Pacific and Indian Oceans during the Vietnam War and Cold War contingency operations. During Operation Homecoming he served as escort and debriefer for senior Navy Prisoner of War James Bond Stockdale.

     Ken is author of over six books including Yankees and Rebels on the Upper Missouri: Steamboats, Gold and Peace; Montana Territory and the Civil War: A Frontier Forged on the Battlefield (2013); Confederates in Montana: In the Shadow of Price’s Army (2014); and Life and Death on the Upper Missouri: The Frontier Sketches of Johnny Healy (2014).

   His latest book is titled; World War I Montana: The Treasure State Prepares (Charleston: The History Press,  October 2018).

     Upcoming is Glasrud, Bruce A. and Cary D. Wentz, Eds. Black Civil Rights in the American West. Ken Robison Chapter: “Chapter 4: The Mountain States (Montana/Wyoming): Breaking Racial Barriers.” Norman: University of Oklahoma Press: Winter 2018.

With grandsons Perry & Turner Robison.