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- DescriptionPublished by the Salish Kootenai College Press Montana Memories is the life story of a mixed-blood Indian woman in western Montana and southern Alberta during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Born in 1866 to a white trader and a Shoshone and Salish Indian mother, Emma Magee saw Montana change from Indian Country to a part of industrial America. When she was born, mixed-blood Indians were socially part of the white community in Montana. By the time she died in 1950, however, mixed-bloods were considered Indians. In the memoirs of her long and dramatic life, Magee recounts many interesting aspects of early Montana: -Her father's experiences as a free trader in the Rocky Mountains. -Her mother's tales of her Shoshone ancestors. -Her memories of her life as a mixed-blood child in the Missoula Valley during the nineteenth century. -Her father's and other relatives' role in the Nez Perce War of 1877. -Her travels with her first husband through the Upper Flathead Country and the Thompson Falls area of Montana and High River, Alberta. -Her move with her second husband to the Flathead Indian Reservation and her impressions of the impact of allotment and the new irrigation system on the reservation community. -Her daughter's life in the boarding school at St. Ignatius Mission in the early twentieth century.
- Author BiographyIda S. Patterson (1903-54), a young relative of Emma Magee, recorded this reminiscence in the late 1940s. It was published as a historical column in the Montana Farmer-Stockman in 1950. Some of her poetry was also published during her lifetime. She died in Polson, Montana, of complications from rheumatism.
- Author(s)Ida S. Patterson
- PublisherSalish Kootenai College
- Date of Publication01/01/2012
- SubjectBiography: General
- Place of PublicationPablo
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSalish Kootenai College
- Content Note6 photographs, index
- Weight181 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition StatementEnlarged edition
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