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January 3,2013

This Week in Tribal History

Mary Rogers, Tribal Preservation Department

January 1, 1890 from The Missoulian: Plenty of speckled beauties are being caught by the Indians through holes in the ice.

January 2, 1903 from The Plainsman: “The Indians in Flathead country are slaughtering deer and other game in great numbers. The Indians hunt in large bands and have been known to kill as high as sixty animals in one day.”

January 5, 1911 from The Plainsman: "The Indians had a big dance at Joe Finley's place last Sunday"

January 1, 1913 from The Big Arm Graphic: “Major Morgan and Commissioner Main were down one day last week laying out roads along the south side of the bay near the McDonald ranch. We surmised that they intend to change the road from along the lake to over the hill by the Sala place.”

December 31, 1915 from The Sanders County Signal: "Peeso & Zeh have on display a couple of war bonnets manufactured by Indians in this vicinity and the exhibit is attracting favorable attention from all who see it. This week they shipped a large and valuable lot of Indian blankets, trinkets and curios to Howard H. Hall, the artist, of Sidney, Nebraska, who was here last summer and made a number of Indian pictures."

January 5, 1917 from The Sanders County Signal: "The reclamation service announced today that it would reject four bids received for constructing the Camas Canal, Flathead Project, and construct it by day's work. The work involves 195,000 cubic yards of excavation for which the lowest bid received was $64,924."

December 31, 1936 from The Ronan Pioneer: The rate of pay for workers at Polson (Kerr) dam has been raised & will be in effect starting with January 1

If you have any questions or comments please contact Mary Rogers at 675-2700, ext 1320, or Communication Director, Rob McDonald at ext. 1222. Newspaper articles may be suggested for the Preservation archives if the article includes the newspaper name, date and is from 1975 or earlier.

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