Montford Johnson: An Original Brand

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, Montford 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: An Original Brand offers a unique perspective into the life of one of Oklahoma’s great cattlemen, known across the region as a fair and successful businessman and whose influence impacts the industry today.

Montford: the Chickasaw Rancher

Educational Curriculum

Montford Elementary Curriculum


Montford Secondary Curriculum