|July 25, 2013
This Week in Tribal History
Tribal Preservation Department
July 27, 1872 from The New Northwest: Notes of a trip to the Flathead Lake by Rev. W. Stoy: At the ferry at the outlet of the Flathead Lake there were a number of Kootenais- the ferry was respectable flat-boat, propelled by oars, worked by Indians. While waiting on the west bank, they observed lodges numbering 12-15 Kootenais. “We met with them journeying or in camp, all the way up into the Flathead Valley, and found there in Missoula on the 4th of July on our return, some of the same we had seen at Dayton Creek, on the west shore of the Lake. At this season of the year they find plenty of substance in the camps, we saw the squaws digging in several places, on the way up and the fish, which are very abundant in the creek, and in the Flathead River, at the rapids or falls, two or three miles above the lake. The number of lodges about the outlet of the lake at this time is accounted for by the fishing which is going on they are caught in great quantities and dried, the women also cooked and prepared so as to be transported with them."
July 26, 1877 from The New Northwest: Several reports from Corvallis about shootings and stolen horses, again by Nez Perces. "The Flatheads in Bitter Root are anxious to go after the hostiles, but want white men to go with them." "Jerry Fahey was not killed but got away and has gone after the Indians with 50 white men and 10 Flathead Indians, and will get his mules back or bust."
July 25, 1878 from The Helena Weekly Herald: Roving Indians - editorial: Flathead camped near Moor's ranch, 10 miles below Camp Baker
July 25, 1878 from The Helena Weekly Herald: "Something must be done to call in all the roving bands of Indians to their reservations until after the present danger and excitement is over. Not one person in a thousand can tell what tribe an Indian belongs. Our people have been so accustomed to seeing bands of Indians pass and re-pass at all seasons of the year in bands of few or many that under this cover hostile bands can go anywhere in Montana without exciting anything more than doubt or fear.”
July 27, 1900 from The Plainsman: “A bunch of nineteen head of Indian Cayuses were brought into town the early part of the week and offered for sale at $3 per head. Some of them were sold.”
July 25, 1913 from The Sanders County Signal: “W. G. Brown, John C. Vanderhook and Duncan McDonald, the new appraisers for the reservation, are here attending to their duties. They are supposed to act on all land which has not been acted upon or do any reappraising ordered soon. They are accompanied by Frank Bosworth, the Indian Forest serviceman.”
July 21, 1916 from The Dayton Leader: “The remains of “Cayuse Mary", the squaw who was murdered at the town of Whitefish last week, were brought sown to Dayton Sunday to be buried in the Indian burial grounds adjoining Dayton.”
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