Step into the history, hardships and struggles Chickasaw cattleman Montford T. Johnson experienced living in Indian Territory, now present-day Oklahoma, from 1843-1896.
Self-made and determined, Johnson faced the hardships of the time head-on, eventually establishing a vast ranching empire during one of the most forbidding periods in Oklahoma history. The ranches he established ran along the famed Chisholm Trail and included parts of modern-day Oklahoma City.
This 48-minute documentary follows Johnson, his family and his associates as they build their cattle operations from the ground up.
“Montford Johnson: An Original Brand” offers a unique perspective into the life of one of Oklahoma’s great cattleman, known across the region as a fair and successful businessman and whose influence impacts the industry today.
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