Archive for June, 2010

Capt Andrew H Parr

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Posted my biography of Capt Andrew Hague Parr.

I also want to point you to the page The People of Georgetown.   It explains  the relationship between Andrew H Parr and  the Calhoon and Ebert families.

Blackfeet Nation in 1869

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Recently I discovered a book in my mother’s library, “Massacres of the Mountains: A History of the Indian Wars of the Far West, 1815-1875” by JP Dunn Jr.  It was originally published in 1886.  My version was published on 1 Jan 1965.  I have not read the entire book – only the introduction and the chapter on the Blackfeet Nation entitled “Punishing the Piegans”. 


The account is sympathetic to the Indians.  It is an alternative point of view of a man who lived at the time of the events.  Massacres is written in the manner of Howard Zinn 


My prime interest is in the state of Indian affairs in the Montana Territory around 1869, the season my 2nd great grandmother compiled her journal.  I have summarized that chapter of the book on a page named Blackfeet Nation in 1869.