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Blackfeet Reservation

Blackfeet Agency Report of Special Agent Horatio L. Seward on the Indians of the Blackfeet reservation, Blackfeet agency, Montana, January 1891: Names of Indian tribes or parts of tribes occupying said reservation1 Blackfoot, Blood, and Piegan. The unallotted area of this reservation is 1,760,000 acres, or 2,750 square miles, The reservation has not been surveyed or subdivided. It was established, altered, or changed by treaty of October 17, 1855 (11 U. S. Stats, p. 657); unratified treaties of July 18, 1866, and of July 13 and 15 and September 1, 1808; executive orders, July 5, 1873, and August 19, 1874; act of Congress approved April 15, 1874 (18 U. S. Stats., P. 28); executive orders, April 13, 1875, and July 13, 1880, and agreement made February 11, 1887, approved by Congress May 1, 1888 (25 U. S. Stats., p. 113). Indian population 1890: 1,8112 Blackfeet Reservation The agency, situated on Badger creek, is in a valley of the same name about 105 miles west from Great Falls on the Missouri. The reservation is about 52 miles square, with some farming lands in the western portion, but the land around the agency buildings is fit only for grazing purposes. The Piegan are very fine looking Indians, and the police and judges are very intelligent and active in their duties. The Mission schoolhouse, situated in Two Medicines creek about 5 miles from the agency, was built for the Jesuits by Miss Drexel, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a substantial frame building, capable of accommodating 100 scholars. Perhaps 5 per cent of these Indians are Roman Catholics and the others are sun...

Biography of Richard Harrison Trueblood

Richard Harrison Trueblood. When it comes to long continued service in the newspaper field, some mention must be made of Richard Harrison Trueblood, who had been identified with the Yates Center News for fully thirty years, is its editor and manager, and more than anything else his energy, his knowledge of journalism, have been effective in making that not only the official paper of Woodson County but a strong and vital organ of public opinion in that section of the state. Mr. Trueblood comes of long-lived and sturdy family stock. He is not the only living representative of his family. His father is alive, he had brothers and sisters who are doing their part to make the world better, and so far as known there is not a single one of the name since the original ancestry came out of England and settled in North Carolina in colonial times who have done anything to discredit this lineage. Going back to one of the early generations, Mr. Trueblood’s great-grandfather was Mark Trueblood. He was born in North Carolina in 1786, a few years after the close of the Revolution, but before the thirteen colonies had been knitted together as an undivided and indivisible nation. Mark Trueblood had the spirit of the pioneer. He crossed the mountains and found a home in the old Northwest Territory, settling in Lawrence County, Indiana, when Indiana was still a territory. Late in life he retired to Daviess County, Indiana, and died there in 1868. He had been reared a Quaker and was always faithful to that religion. His wife was Millington Askin, who was...

Biography of Wilson T. Trueblood

WILSON T. TRUEBLOOD. Now living virtually retired in the attractive village of Chesterfield, Mr. Trueblood was for many years one of the representative merchants of his native County and is a scion of one of the sterling and honored pioneer families of this section of the fine old Hoosier state, His career has been marked by earnest and effective endeavor and he has at all times maintained secure place in the confidence and esteem of his fellow men, so that he is specially entitled to specific recognition in this publication. On the old homestead farm of his parents, in Adams Township, Madison County, Indiana, Mr. Trueblood was born on the 18th of December, 1841, and is a son of Wilson and Melissa (Overman) Trueblood, both of whom were natives of North Carolina and representatives of old and honored families of that commonwealth. Wilson Trueblood was reared and educated in his native state and was about thirty-five years of age at the time when he came to Indiana and numbered himself among the pioneers of Madison County, He purchased eighty acres of wild land, in Adams Township, and there reclaimed a productive farm, to the affairs of which he continued to devote his attention until his death. Of the ten children the subject of this review was the youngest and he is now the only surviving, all of the other children having been born prior to the family immigration to Indiana. Wilson T. Trueblood was only two years of age at the time of his father’s death and his mother subsequently contracted a second marriage and having continued to maintain...

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