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Houses of the Blackfoot Confederacy

The tribes forming this group are the Siksika, or Blackfeet proper, the Piegan, and the Kainah, or Bloods. Closely allied and associated with these were the Atsina, a branch of the Arapaho, but who later became incorporated with the Assiniboin. These tribes roamed over a wide territory of mountains, plains, and valleys. Early accounts of the manners and ways of life of the Blackfeet are to be found in the journals kept by traders belonging to the Hudson’s Bay Company, who penetrated the vast, unknown wilderness southwestward from York Factory daring the eighteenth century. Although the records are all too brief and leave much to be desired, nevertheless they are of the greatest interest, referring as they do to the people while yet in a primitive state, with no knowledge of the customs of Europeans. The first of the journals to be mentioned is that of Anthony Hendry, who left York Factory June 26, 1754. He ascended Hayes River many miles, thence, after crossing numerous lakes and streams and traversing forests and plains, arrived on Monday, October 14, 1754, at a point not far northeastward from the present city of Calgary, Alberta. This was in the country of the Blackfeet, mentioned in the journal as the Archithinue Natives. That same day, so the narrative continues: “Came to 200 tents of Archithinue Natives, pitched in two rows, and an opening in the middle; where we were conducted to the Leader’s tent; which was, at one end, large enough to contain fifty persons; where he received us seated on a clear [white] Buffalo skin, attended by 20 elderly men. He made...

York, Richard “Scott” – Obituary

Richard “Scott” York, 38, of Klamath Falls, a former Baker City resident, died March 10, 2002, at his home. He suffered a lifelong hereditary disease and had been awaiting a liver transplant for the past four years. His funeral was at 4 p.m. today at the O’Hair & Riggs Funeral Chapel in Klamath Falls. The Rev. John Baund of the First Presbyterian Church officiated. Private burial was at Eternal Hills Memorial Garden. There was a reception afterward at the First Presbyterian Church in Klamath Falls. He was born in Baker City on April 7, 1963, to Carl Lockwood York and Shara Lynn Loomis. He attended Baker schools and was active in the Boy Scout program. After the death of their parents, Scott and his sister, Carol, moved to Klamath Falls in June 1979 where they lived with their loving grandparents, Gordon and Evelyn Loomis. He was a 1982 graduate of Klamath Union High School. After graduation, he attended Western Oregon University at Monmouth and Willamette University at Salem. In 1987, he moved to Seattle, where he worked as the night manager for a hotel. He next moved to Calgary, Canada, where he attended the University of Calgary. He trained as a speed skater and also worked at several national and international speed skating and figure skating events. He returned to Seattle and graduated from the International Air Academy in the early 1990s. He was immediately hired by United Airlines and worked as a ticket agent in San Francisco. In 1994, he moved to Atlanta, Ga., where he worked for Value Jet and another small regional carrier. It was while...

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