Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Andi Bourne

Piecing together the enigma of George Montour


December 6, 2018

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Owner of Heritage Office Stop Dee Schmitz published and assembled the journal held by Author Douglas Waldron. Pictured Schmitz, Waldron and Heritage Office Stop employee Lavonne Dunster.

SEELEY LAKE – The last sentence of an article first run in the Oct. 15, 1877 in Deer Lodge's New Northwest News and reprinted in "Cabin Fever" aggravated Seeley Lake resident and author Douglas Waldron, "The death of [George] Monture is not a matter of regret. Much of the apprehension on the frontier was in consequence of his supplying the Indians with whiskey and ammunition and it is hoped he died like Brigham Young, without a successor."

"Why did she write that? She probably never even knew him," said Waldron. "That really bothered me for whatever reason. I was kind of pro-Native Americ...

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