William Kamhoot Interview 2, circa 1963


William Kamhoot



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William “Bill” Kamhoot describes the Custer Freight Road which ran from Fort Keogh to Fort Custer. He tells how the road’s construction started in 1878 at the same time the first telegraph line was being built. Kamhoot recalls how the United States Cavalry was often stationed at Merritt Camp in Lame Deer, Montana, or the Tongue River Agency. He also mentions other stations or movements of the Cavalry. Kamhoot briefly describes interactions between the white homesteaders, specifically the Alderson family after whom the Alderson Gulch is named, and the Crow tribe. He concludes by discussing more McIntosh family history.


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Document Type

Oral History


Custer Freight Road; Fort Keogh; Fort Custer; Merritt Camp; Lame Deer; Tongue River Agency; Alderson; Crow tribe, Montana; Crow Reservation, Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

William Kamhoot Oral History Project, OH 014, 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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 014-004

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (25 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:59:44 minutes

Local Filename

OH_014_004.mp3; OH_014_004.pdf

William Kamhoot Interview 2, circa 1963