John K.

Interviewee

John K. Beckwith

Interviewer

Gladys Peterson

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Description

John “Jack” Beckwith discusses his family history and their connections to C. H. McLeod and A. B. Hammond. He talks about the Missoula Mercantile Company, growing up in St. Ignatius, and life during the 1920s and during the Depression and its effects on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Beckwith also discusses the building of the irrigation system for Flathead valley, Robert Watt, and the relationship between his grocery store and the McLeods. He ends the tape by discussing his life in Great Falls and the street in Missoula named after his father.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Great Depression (1929-1939); Flathead Indian Reservation; Saint Ignatius; Salish Indians

Original Date

4-16-1985

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Depression Years in Montana Oral History Project, OH 131, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 131-019

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (14 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:48:24 minutes

Local Filename

OH_133_019.mp3; OH_133_019.pdf

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