“Carolyn Corey is a dear friend of Clan Donald, residing in the Mission Valley of Montana whence
conducted extensive research on The Hudson’s Bay Company. Recently she published a monumental
study.” Eric Wilson, editor of “THE SIGNAL” Clan Donald Newletter, July 2022
“I was aware that there has been no comprehensive study of all the people involved within 1846-71
time period of the building, occupation & business of Fort Connah. As I researched these men I
became aware of the significance of their primarily Scottish &/or mixed breed ancestry & the
connections they had with each other, several intertwined with the well-known McDonald family. I
decided to write about this dynamic 25 year period so that I could share with others this vital new
information. I suggest further research on the Indian & Metis wives & daughters of these fur traders
who were the important link to the mixed blood ancestral legacy of these pioneering men. Many of
their descendants are living on the Flathead Reservation."
Fact-filled look at early Hudson’s Bay history in the Northwest with biographical sketches of the leading figures
with connections to Ft. Connah: George Simpson, Peter Ogden, Jocko Finley, & Angus McDonald families also
HBC clerks McArthur, McKenzie, McLaurin & Fitz-Stubb; Indian agents R. H. Lansdale & John Owen. Leaders
Mullan & Stevens etc. Artists Stanley, Tofft & Sohon. Story of L. Maillet & N. McArthur’s doomed partnership.
HBC Johnny Grant’s family & his Deer Lodge cattle ranch, Hellgate town & the origins of Missoula MT & much
more! 20 color pages, many b/w photos, maps. Glossary, Index & biblio. 8.5” X 11” Spiral bound. 105 pp.
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