Arthur Dussault Interview, August 17, 1975

Interviewee

Arthur Dussault

Interviewer

Arthur Donlan

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Description

Arthur Dussault describes how his grandfather emigrated from Canada to homestead in Montana in 1885. He notes how his grandfather’s choice of land caused tension between him and Native Americans populations in that area. He discusses his father’s relationship with Ignace, a member of one of the Native American tribes in the Frenchtown area. Dussault recalls the horse racetrack in Frenchtown and the horse races that occurred during the annual St. John’s Day celebration. He discusses some of his father’s old neighbors, including the Deschamps family, John Cyr, and Rube Lattimer, speaking briefly about their property and homesteads. Dussault also describes what he remembers about the fire of 1910.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Frenchtown, Montana; French-Canadian immigrants; Native Americans, Montana; Ignace; Horse racing; St. John’s Day; Dussault family; Deschamps family; John Cyr; Rube Lattimer; Immigration, Montana; Homesteading, Montana

Original Date

8-17-1975

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Frenchtown Historical Society Oral History Project, OH 047, 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 047-004

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (10 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:59:43 minutes

Local Filename

OH_047_004.pdf

Arthur Dussault Interview, August 17, 1975

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