Montana Historical Society,-- Library and Archives Dept
Miscellaneous papers of Benjamin Franklin Potts -- Collection contains a letterpress volume (1870-1873) of outgoing letters as governor, which also includes one letter (1867) of the Montana Clerk of Indian Affairs. In addition there is an anonymous biographical sketch of Potts; miscellaneous correspondence (1864-1875) between Potts and others; and certificates (1859-1878) for Potts's appointments and promotions. Includes material relating to the Blackfeet and Flathead Indian reservations in Montana
Gonzaga University - Foley Center Library
The only records to survive from the Mission's first nine years in NE Washington are a few general status reports to Rome and the entries of its pastoral service in the area. These sacramental records, however, continue uninterrupted through 1873 and so provide key genealogical data about the region's Indian population during that early period. The collection contains other useful genealogical resources for a later interval, such as school attendance records (1888-1930) and federal census results for the Flathead Reservation (1900-1949). Like many other Rocky Mountain Mission collections, this one also holds a pastoral census of Catholic families; unfortunately the compilation of this effort was not dated. The extensive series of financial records is another potential resource for biographical research, as well how these represent the central role the mission played in the region's economy
Montana Historical Society,-- Library and Archives Dept
This collection contains a typescript copy of John Galen Carter's diary and notes. The diary details Carter's 1909 trip to Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Canada describing Harlem, Fort Belknap, Zortman, Landusky, Helena, Glacier National Park, Spokane, Lake Louise, Banff, etc; his 1909-1910 trip to Cuba and Panama; his 1910 trip to Western Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia; his 1924 trip to Montana to negotiate with the Flathead Indians; and his 1926 trip to Montana's Rocky Boy Reservation and Browning, and to Washington and Idaho to take testimony from Blackfeet, Gros Ventre, and Nez PerceĢ Indians concerning a claim against the government. In addition, there are notes taken by Carter during the years 1906 through 1909 at Sun Dance ceremonies of the Gros Ventre, Cree, and Assiniboine Indians at Helena and Fort Belknap Reservation, in Montana
Montana Historical Society Research Center - Archives and Photograph Archives
Views of the Elliston Hotel in Elliston, Montana with Marshal and Sarah Platner and their children Delia, Frank, Ira, and Dexter along with an unidentified woman, circa 1894; Elliston Hotel with Sarah Platner, circa 1910; Delia Platner Michand with her daughters Alta, Clair, Iola, and Ruby and possibly Delia's brothers Frank and Ira Platner at the Virginia City courthouse, circa 1920; the first train engine in Lewistown, Montana on the Montana Railroad line, circa 1903; tipis nears St. Ignatius, Montana on the Flathead Reservation, circa 1910; and the Milwaukee Railroad #262 priority train "Thunderhawk" eastbound from Avery, Idaho to Alberton, Montana, December 1973. Photos date from 1890s to 1973
Montana Historical Society Research Center - Archives and Photograph Archives
Records consist of Subject Files of the Forestry Division, Office of State Forester, and records of the Forest Management Bureau when the Forestry Division was part of State Lands
Minnesota Historical Society
Papers of a Minnesota logging engineer and forester who spent forty years with the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs. Includes correspondence and subject files, land examination field books, work diaries, photograph albums, and maps and papers containing information about logging operations, lumber milling, and other aspects of BIA management of forests on Indian reservations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and several other states
Montana Historical Society,-- Library and Archives Dept
Topics include growing up near St. Ignatius on the Flathead Indian Reservation; gaining clerical training in the WPA; the Kicking Horse Job Corps; working for the Native American division of the Montana CCC as a supply and payroll clerk for headquarters at Dixon from 1935 to 1942; and living conditions, social activities, and politics at headquarters
Montana Historical Society,-- Library and Archives Dept
Correspondence and writings of Duncan McDonald -- Collection contains correspondence (1916-1931) of Duncan McDonald about members of his family (some are typescript copies only); and two writings, one entitled "The Old Nez Perce Woman" and one entitled "Nez Perce Campaign" which was published in New Northwest in 1877
Montana Historical Society,-- Library and Archives Dept
This collection contains a letter (1865) from Dr. Charles Shaft to Indian Agent Charles Hutchins, reporting on health conditions on the Flathead Reservation; two receipts for annuity goods; and an inventory (1868) of Indian agency property
University of Montana--Missoula, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, K. Ross Toole Archives
This collection mainly consists of glass plate negatives, film negatives, and prints by Edward H. Boos, a photographer in Missoula, Mont., from 1897 through 1907. Broadly, the photographic subjects include the Missoula, Mission, and Flathead valleys in Montana; Kootenai, Salish and Pend'Oreille families on Montana's Flathead Reservation; and Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, all at the beginning of the 20th Century. Some more specific photograph subjects include the Boos home, the Daly Horse Ranch near Hamilton, Mont., logging near Hamilton, the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps, the Missoula Mercantile, and a Fourth of July parade in Missoula

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