|October 3, 2013
This Week in Tribal History
Tribal Preservation Department
October 1, 1880 from The Weekly Missoulian: Mose, or Spotted Ground's horses were lost or stolen between O'Keefe’s ranch and Frenchtown.
September 29, 1910 from The Plainsman: Major Fred C. Morgan, Flathead Indian Agent, spent a couple of days at the springs and in this vicinity the latter part of last week. He had not visited this place for a couple of months past and he said he was somewhat surprised to see so many houses both on the farms and on the Camas townsite. Press of business prevented a longer stay than he made, but he expects to make more frequent visits to this neighborhood.”
September 29, 1910 from The Plainsman: "Joe Little Rock, a Flathead Indian, of bad Repute not only among the whites, but his own people as well, was given a taste of quick justice. He was arrested in Plains one day last week for stealing a horse on the street, and that same day was brought to Thompson, where he acknowledged the crime and on the evening of the same day was on his way to Deer Lodge for a year's stay. He had only recently been given his liberty after serving a term for murder."
September 29, 1910 from The Plainsman: “Wilkes Markle came in from his ranch in the Camas country . . . He reports the prairie chickens as being quite thick in his section, despite the fact that some persons are slaughtering them and have been for some days previous to the opening of the game season next Saturday.”
September 29, 1911 from The Dayton Leader: “A large contingent of Kootenai and Flathead Indians left Dayton Monday for Eureka, where they will attend the Lincoln County fair and give exhibitions in their various dances and their gay and warlike costumes.”
October 3, 1913 from The Dayton Leader: “The Kalispell National bank and First National Bank of Polson have been designated as the depositaries for the funds of the Flathead Indian Reservation.”
October 4, 1917 from The Plainsman: “That a thoroughly modern hotel will soon be erected at one of the most picturesque sites on Flathead Lake . . .the Flathead Lake Hotel company will be organized at once with headquarters at Missoula. . . . will also build two of the most palatial ferry boats in the world to ply day and night between the railway terminals at the north and south ends of the lake.”
October 1, 1953 from The Ronan Pioneer: Glenn Emmons, U.S. Indian commissioner, to meet with tribal council regarding among other items termination. This bill will affect the future status of tribal members with removal of federal control with in two years after bill is passed.
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