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March 7, 2013

This Week in Tribal History

Mary Rogers, Tribal Preservation Department

February 6, 1890 from The Missoula Gazette: "Several dusky sons of the forest were seen in the streets today in possession of strips of beautiful trout which they readily disposed of at 25 cents per pound.”

February 7, 1902 from The Plainsman: “Joseph Allard came in today with a number of buffalo from the reservation some of which will be butchered and the hide & head sent east.”

February 4, 1937 from The Ronan Pioneer: During the night shift seven men were killed and three others were injured in a rock slide at what would become Kerr Dam. Those killed were: Tony Adams, Henry Couture, Joe St. Germaine, Clifford Gendron, Dave Sanchez, Jack Anderson and Charles Ross. The three men that were injured are: Wally Rusk, Kirk Booth & Harold McNeeley. The slide was on right abutment, with nearly 1000 yards of rock involved in the slide. This was the second slide in the same area. The first slide resulted in no injuries.

February 8, 1970 from The Missoulian: “Recommendations for continuance of the Northwest Indian Manpower Skills Center under the management of the Flathead Tribe have been completed by a team of trained specialists from Thiokol Chemical Corp. of Roswell, N. Mex. The survey team that studied the operation of the center is affiliated with the Roswell Training Center in New Mexico, which operates residential, co-educational facilities for Indians in preparation for Bureau of Indian Affairs positions. The report recommended more flexibility in the training program now in operation at the center, which located southeast of Ronan on tribal land.”

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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