Enrollment of Indians on the Flathead Reservation 1903-1908

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The Flathead Indian Reservation, located in western Montana on the Flathead River, is home to the Bitterroot Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d'Oreilles Tribes - also known as the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation. The Reservation was created through the 1855 Treaty of Hellgate and includes parts of four Montana counties: Lake, Sanders, Missoula, and Flathead.

The Bitteroot Salish migrated from the west and share similar language with coastal Salish tribes. The Kootenai are native to the region and lived predominantly in Idaho, Montana, and Canada.

This film contains 3 census records taken on the Flathead Reservation, 1903, 1905 and 1908.

Media: 35mm Film
Filed Under: Native American

Item NumberContents
0001 Census rolls of Indians on the Flathead Reservation, 1903, 1905, 1908; Special Agent Thomas Downs's roll, May 1905; List of persons rejected by Special Agent Downs May 25, 1905; Special Agent Downs's Supplemental roll, March 10, 1908; (con't)
0001 (con't) Names of persons enrolled on the Flathead Reservation & not alloted, 1908; Special Agent Charles McNichols roll, Aug. 1903; Register of families supplemental to McNichols roll, Aug. 1903; (con't)
0001 (con't)Administrative documents pertaining to the enrollment of Indians on the Flathead Reservation, 1904-1905; Correspondence concerning the Dawes roll, 1904-1905; Index to cases considered in the report on Flathead enrollment, 1904-1905; (con't)
0001(con't)Proceedings of Council concerning the enrollment of Flathead & Confederated tribes, 1905; Secretary of Interior's approval of Special Agent Downs's roll, Oct. 25, 1905
0002Documents pertaining to the suspended cases and contested applications for enrollment on the Flathead Reservation; Applications - Single family (A-L)
0003Applications - Single family (M-Y); Applications - Several families

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