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March 28, 2013

This Week in Tribal History

Mary Rogers, Tribal Preservation Department

March 28, 1878 from The Rocky Mountain Husbandman: Carlos (Charlo) and his people passed through town on Monday. "The spent the winter on the lower Muscleshell. They report buffalo and other game abundant in that quarter."

March 27, 1885 from The Weekly Missoulian: Stevensville: Major Ronan and Dick Livingston gladdened the heart of the Red man last week by issuing ration to them.

March 28, 1896 from The Weekly Plainsman: Game Warden Booth went to the Thompson River area on reports of Indians slaughtering deer out of season. He arrested 15 Indians coming out of Thompson River area “with several horses loaded with deer, hides and dried meat.”

March 29, 1907 from The Plainsman: “Frank Ninema & Paul Esidor, the two Indians who are charged with stealing Kruger & Peterson’s delivery horse and who were captured on the reservation, had their hearing before Justice Bowman late Tuesday evening and were bound over to the district court in the sum of $200 each, failing to secure which, they were taken to Thompson Tuesday night by Constable Sullivan and lodged in the county jail.”

March 29, 1912 from The Sanders County Signal: "Superintendent Salzman left this week for the Agency, after spending some time in this vicinity attending to business connected with Indian affairs. He went up to Angus McDonald's Monday."

March 27, 1914 from The Sanders County Signal: "One of Fred E. Peso's old Indian friends has made him a miniature tepe out of buckskin and has decorated it in a typical fashion. He has it standing on one of the show cases. It is an Indian curio worth preserving.”

March 26, 1915 from The Sanders County Signal: "Indian Department officials have made a decision that no tents shall be kept on the Hot Springs Reserve when they are kept there for the purpose of being rented. Anyone is welcome to pitch a tent on the reserve as long as it is for their own use."

March 29, 1922 from The Plainsman: “Knute Hagen arrived here from the agency, having been appointed “Indian Farmer” for this district, and will reside in the government house on the reserve. He will have charge of the Indians, timber & other government business.”

March 27, 1930 from The Lima Ledger: Organizations and businesses of the Bitterroot valley are making plans to restore Fort Owen near Stevensville. This was the trading post of John Owen.

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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