Grant Canoy and Herb Sherburne Interview
Kelly Keim, Sarah Jaffe, and Cathy Luiken
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Grant Canoy discusses mining in the Little Belt Mountains of Montana, specifically the Yogo Peak district. He recalls old prospectors including Paul Vdovic. He describes homesteading, farming and sheepherding in the area, including Basque sheepherders. He returns to mining in discussing false mining rush at Alton about 1892, near Glacier National Park, and the consequences of that rush on the Blackfeet nation. Grant and Herb Sherburne discuss assessment work, “gold witching,” claim jumping, and sniping.
Little Belt Mountains, Montana; Yogo Peak district, Little Belt Mountains; Prospectors, Montana; Gold mining, Montana; Homesteaders, Montana; Sheepherders, Montana; Farmers, Montana; Basque sheepherders, Montana; Paul Vdovic; Alton, Montana; Glacier National Park; Blackfeet Nation; Blackfeet Tribe; Claim jumping; Lewis and Clark National Forest
Lewis and Clark National Forest Passport in Time Interviews, OH 365, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (34 p.: 28 cm.)
Canoy, Grant and Sherburne, Herb, "Grant Canoy and Herb Sherburne Interview" (1997). Lewis and Clark National Forest Passport in Time Oral History Project. 12.