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Land Grant signed by President Benjamin Harrison , April 16, 1892
for 120 Acres of Land located near Lewiston Montana to Edward Wells Senior.
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The Story "The first Indians in central Montana" is an excerpt from the book "The Trail Back" by Alberta C. Sparlin. It is a generic History of the permanent arrival of members of the Little Shell Tribe to the Judith Basin.

The Story "The Metis come to Judith Basin" is an excerpt from the book "The Trail Back" by Alberta C. Sparlin. It is a copy of an article that was printed in the Lewistown Daily News- who interviewed Clemence Gourneu (Berger) before she died. It was written December 31, 1943

The Story "From Hill 57 to Capitol Hill: 'Making the Sparks Fly' is an Article from "Montana The Magazine of Western History" Vol 43(Summer Issue-3) Pages 16-29, it chronicles Sister Providencia Tolan's drive on behalf of Montana's Off-Reservation Indians. 1950-1970.

The Story "Waiting for a day that never comes is an Article from "Montana The Magazine of Western History" Vol 8(Spring 1958), 37-38. It is a summary history of the Little Shell tribe's struggle for recognition from the US goverment since the 1800's. Chronicles Conversations with Joseph Dussome and the plight of the "Landless" on Hill 57 and other areas around the state of Montana.




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The Little Shell Tribe Newsletter is FREE to all Enrolled Tribal Members. It is published 12 months a year and is supported by particle funding by the Little Shell Tobacco Abuse Prevention Program. To place your name on the list for the newsletter, Click Here to get the Address/phone number to request your name and address be placed on the newsletter subscription list. The Contact is Toni Jo Atchison, Tobacco Abuse Prevention Specialist

Toni Jo Atchison, Little Shell Tobacco Abuse Prevention Specialist Announces Tribal Newsletter is FREE to Tribal Members

By the LittleShellTribe.com Webmaster:

Toni Jo Atchison, Little Shell Tribal Tobacco Abuse Prevention Specialist has announced that the Tribal newsletter is FREE to all Enrolled Tribal Members. Previously, a subscription of $10 was required for the newsletter and was published quartely. The subscription cost covered monies that funded the creation, mailing of the newsletter, along with helping with office expenses. Now, with funding provided in part under a contract with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program, and the Little Shell Tobacco Abuse Prevention Program, the Newsletter will be published 12 months a year. To place your name on the List for the newsletter (if you do not currently receive it), contact Toni Jo at the main office or write a letter requesting your name to be placed on it. Tribal and Non-Tribal members are still welcome and are encourgaged to send donations to the Office to help with tribal expenses.

To view the Little Shell Tribal Tobacco Prevention Program, Click Here

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Webmaster Note: This website and domain is not paid for by any funds sent to the LST. I pay for this out of my own pocket and have donated it's pages to the cause of the Little Shell Tribal members.

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