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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…

Location #4 in the upper right corner was the main school house for young Native American Boys. Many were forced to attend the boarding schools.

This image captures the mission grounds within the Flathead Reservation and the surrounding Mission Range Mountains can be seen in the background.

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

This image captures the front of the St. Ignatius Church and many of the Native American huts that were scattered around the mission grounds.

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.

Both the Jesuit missionaries and the Native American members of the congregation found ways to integrate one another culture into a mutual celebration.

A close up view of the St. Ignatius Church and its interior walls. Brother Joseph Carignano painted all 58 art pieces covering the inside of the chapel.

Starting at the end of line 27, the written text reads:

"Tonight 5 boys run away without any motive. One of them, Louis Malt, is caught at once, and sent to jail where he will remain till Friday morning, when he will be expelled from school."

Many Jesuit priests attempted to facilitate the intersection of diverse cultures by participating in Native Traditions and learning the indigenous languages.
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