Robert Bigart's George Bird Grinnell research files, 1905-1929  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bigart, Robert
Title
Robert Bigart's George Bird Grinnell research files
Dates
1905-1929 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.4 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 736
Summary
This collection includes copies of letters from Charles Aubrey, trader and then Blackfoot Reservation Agency farmer and freighter, in the Browning, Montana area, 1905-1908, and correspondence by or about Native Americans, 1905-1929, mostly in Montana and a few from other areas including Nebraska, Canada, and Oklahoma.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Bigart is Librarian Emeritus at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana, on the Flathead Indian Reservation and has written and edited publications on the history of Montana Native Americans.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes copies of letters from Charles Aubrey, trader and then Blackfoot Reservation Agency farmer and freighter, in the Browning, Montana area, 1905-1908, and correspondence by or about Native Americans, 1905-1929, mostly in Montana and a few from other areas including Nebraska, Canada, and Oklahoma. Some of the Native Americans writing from Montana are White Shield, Little Whirlwind, Patrick Spotted Wolf and Anna Spotted Wolf from Ashland, Yellow Kidney from the Holy Family Mission near Browning and Chief Laban Little Wolf from Busby.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

The George Bird Girnnell Papers at Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University are available on microfilm and use is restricted to that format.

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Robert Bigart's George Bird Grinnell Research Files, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Processor maintained the researcher's organization which in turn maintained the order of the folders in the original George Bird Grinnell papers at Sterling Memorial Libary, Yale University.

Location of Originals

The original papers are held as part of Ms 1388 George Bird Grinnell Papers at Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University.

Custodial History

This collection of research files was compiled by Robert Bigart.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Robert Bigart, December, 2009.

Processing Note

Folder title information from the original papers was included in the new folder titles.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 Letters from Charles Aubrey to George Bird Grinnell 1905-1906
1/2 Letters from Charles Aubrey to George Bird Grinnell 1907-1908
1/3 Grinnell's "Indian" file 1905-1915
1/4 Grinnell's "Indian" file 1916-1929

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Farmers--Montana--Blackfeet Indian Reservation--Correspondence
  • Freight and freightage--Montana--Blackfeet Indian Reservation
  • Indian traders--Montana--Correspondence
  • Indians of North America--Montana--Ashland--Correspondence
  • Indians of North America--Montana--Busby--Correspondence
  • Indians of North America--Montana--Correspondence

Personal Names

  • Aubrey, Charles--Correspondence
  • Grinnell, George Bird, 1849-1938--Correspondence
  • Little Whirlwind--Correspondence
  • Little Wolf, d. 1904--Correspondence
  • Spotted Wolf, Anna--Correspondence
  • Spotted Wolf, Patrick--Correspondence
  • White Shield--Correspondence
  • Yellow Kidney--Correspondence

Corporate Names

  • Holy Family Mission (Mont.)

Geographical Names

  • Blackfeet Indian Reservation (Mont.)