Robert Wolf Interview, November 17, 1989


Robert E. Wolf


Alan McQuillan and Dan Hall



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Alan McQuillan tells the history of the Quinalt Indian Reservation in Washington state. He describes the Quinalt tribe’s complaints regarding the mismanagement of timber sales and logging contracts by the Bureau of Indian Affairs [BIA]. McQuillan notes that these complaints resulted in the 1957 congressional hearings. Robert Wolf continues the interview to provide additional background on the Quinalt tribe. He goes on to discuss the hearings, his role as forest consultant, the incompetence of the BIA, the impact on Quinalt lands, and the BIA’s defense of its actions.

Document Type

Oral History


Alan G. McQuillan 1948- ; Dan Hall; Wolf, Robert, 1920-2005 – Interviews; United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs; Logging -- Washington (State) -- Quinault Reservation; Quinault Indians -- Government relations; Timber -- Washington (State) -- Quinault Reservation – Marketing; Quinault Reservation (Wash.); Quinault Reservation (Wash.) -- Environmental conditions; Interviews – Montana; Oral histories -- Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

United States



Original Collection

Robert Wolf Interviews Oral History Project, OH 227, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library


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 /

Oral History Number

OH 227-038, 039

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (21 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:31:29 minutes

Local Filename

OH_227_038_039.mp3; OH_227_038_039.pdf

Robert Wolf Interview, November 17, 1989