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- DescriptionPublished by the Salish Kootenai College Press Peter Ronan (1839-93) was the government agent for the Salish and Kootenai tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana from 1877 until his death. It was a period of rapid cultural and ecomic change for the tribes as hunting and gathering resources declined and the surrounding white population exploded in western Montana. As an ex-newspaperman, Ronan provided reports to the commissioner of Indian Affairs with unusually full and detailed information about Flathead Reservation events during a critical time for the tribes. Ronan was a unique federal Indian Agent in the nineteenth century both because of both the length of his tenure and his ability to work with tribal leaders. Justice to Be Accorded to the Indians includes Ronan's letters during the 1888-93 period covered by this second volume of Ronan's letters, the tribes navigated growing ecomic and legal crises. Tribal farms and cattle herds expanded to make up for declining traditional hunting and gathering resources. Ronan and Kootenai chief Eneas worked hard to avoid open conflict with white settlers encroaching on the rthern boundary of the reservation. Despite repeated provocations, Eneas was able to keep the peace and struggled to get equal justice for Kootenai victims of white criminals. The letters also detailed Ronan's efforts to relocate the Bonners Ferry Kootenai and Lower Pend d'Oreille Indians on the Flathead Reservation and make off-reservation allotments to those tribal members who chose to remain in Idaho and Washington. This volume includes biographical sketches of Salish chiefs Arlee, Charlo, and Louison; Pend d'Oreille chief Michel; and Kootenai chief Eneas.
- Author BiographyPublished by the Salish Kootenai College Press Peter Ronan (1839-1893) was the government agent for the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana between 1877 and 1893. As an ex-newspaperman his reports to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC, are readable and uniquely valuable historical sources. Robert J. Bigart is librarian emeritus at Salish Kootenai College and the editor and author of several books on Salish and Flathead Indian Reservation history.
- Author(s)Peter Ronan
- PublisherSalish Kootenai College
- Date of Publication15/03/2014
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationPablo
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSalish Kootenai College
- Content Note16 photographs, index
- Weight708 g
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine27 mm
- Edited byRobert J. Bigart
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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