flathead-reservation

Winter wheat - A. H. Hudson, valley view.”, 7/20/1915

From the file unit:  Glass Negatives and Photographs. Series: Glass Negatives and Photographs, 1911 - 1939. Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1793 - 1999

From the scope & content note: 

This image documents investigations and construction on various units of the Flathead Irrigation Project. The Project was initiated to determine rights and distribute water originating on the Flathead Indian Agency in Montana to both tribal and non-tribal land. The establishment of the Reservation in 1855 preceded Montana statehood by nearly 35 years and presented many challenges in establishing seniority and providing for equitable distribution of water for the irrigation of farms and ranches.