Montana museum to mark anniversary of settlers

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POLSON, Mont. (AP) – The president of a northwestern Montana museum says events next year will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of settlers at the Flathead Indian Reservation.

Lois Hart says that at first, there were mixed feelings about plans by the Polson Flathead Historical Museum to mark anniversary of the federal government’s 1910 decision to open the reservation to homesteaders.

Hart says she approached the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council last year to ask for their participation and explain why the museum wanted to commemorate the anniversary.

The tribes agreed.

Hart says programs, exhibits, special events are being organized for 2010.

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