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The sign reads: “The Indians on this reservation belong to the Flathead, Kalispell, Spokane, Kootenai, and Pend d’Oreille tribes. Lewis and Clark met the Flatheads in 1805 and described them and their allies the New Perce as being friendly and…

McNickle emphasized the ways in which Native American's within the reservation attempted to hold on to a heritage that was being forcibly replaced.

An image from one of the many visits Jesuit missionaries would make to the Native American huts.

On a holiday such as Easter, the Flathead peoples would host their own celebration of Native American culture to recognize the history of their culture alongside their newly adopted traditions within Catholicism.

The protagonist from the novel, Archilde, makes his living off of the reservation because of his skill with instruments. When he returns, his father and the Jesuit missionaries hope to use his talent as a way to benefit the mission and keep him…

The text on the back of the photo reads: "[Native American Chiefs] came to Mission to inspect the church with purpose of building one for their own tribe situated across the mts. When they learned that the Frs. had built it from proceeds of sale of…

The text on the rear of this image reads: "What a picture this is of the self-sacrifice of these good sisters! A dozen of them wash, feed, clothe (and make the clothes), teach, do everything for 125 helpless youngsters." The author of this image…

Chief Baptist, wife, and granddaughter pose for an image outside of their home.

Early in the 20th century the Old Mission Church acted as the reservations' hospital once the congregation moved to the St. Ignatius Church. Eventually though, the Holy Family Hospital became the primary hospital on the reservation.

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These images depict the interior and exterior of the Jesuit house where all of the Ignatian Priests would have lived during the time on the reservation. The second photo shows a close up view of the grounds courtyard and the third image shows the…
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