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Duncan McDonald : Flathead Indian Reservation Leader and Cultural Broker 1849-1937 (Paperback) (Robert
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Duncan McDonald, 1849-1937, led a remarkable life as an entrepreneur, tribal leader, historian, and cultural broker on the Flathead Indian Reservation. The mixed blood son of a Hudson’s Bay Company fur trader and Nez Perce Indian woman, Duncan accompanied the Pend d’Oreille Indians on a buffalo hunt/horse stealing expedition to the Montana plains during the early 1870s. During the late nineteenth century he was put in charge of Fort Connah, the Hudson’s Bay Company post on the Flathead Indian Reservation and worked as an independent trader across the Northern Rocky Mountains. Among other businesses, he established a hotel and restaurant on the Flathead Reservation. In 1878 and 1879 he wrote a history of the 1877 Nez Perce Indian War which was published in a Deer Lodge, Montana, newspaper. Long a thorn in the side of Flathead Indian Agents, he was Chairman of the Flathead Business Committee between 1909 and 1924. For many years he represented the interests and views of tribal members to the Montana white community.
Number of Pages: 244
Genre: Social Science, Biography + Autobiography
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
Author: Robert Bigart & Joseph Mcdonald
Street Date: March 31, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-5273
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