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A caution regarding Tony Bamonte’s recent book

Readers of Tony Bamonte’s recent book, Historic Wallace, Idaho and My Unforeseen Ties (2017), should be cautioned that its narrative occasionally borrowed text – either verbatim, nearly verbatim, or in paraphrase – from sources on the World Wide Web without … Continue reading

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Mary White Gordon’s memoir is published, at last!

It’s available at last! Mary White Gordon’s A CHILD’S-EYE VIEW has finally made it through the editing process and can be bought at Lulu.com. Here’s the little description on the book’s back cover: Why did Mary’s father, Henry White, send his shirts … Continue reading

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Roster of Wallace and Wallace Posts

 Part 1 — The February, 1889 land rush and Col. Wallace’s explanations  Part 2 — Col. Wallace’s account of his dealings with the General Land Office in Coeur d’Alene  Part 3 — Col. Wallace’s appeals to the GLO, and the … Continue reading

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Wallace and Wallace — part 6(a)

I want to spend a few words, now, on the subject of the extensive and varied cheating that surrounded Sioux half-breed scrip.  Securing a better appreciation of the great scope and depth of this cheating will, I believe, add much … Continue reading

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Wallace and Wallace — part 5

Hudson’s Bay Company store, Winnipeg, Manitoba Col. William R. Wallace noted his (apparently) recent contact or contacts with the “American consul” in Winnipeg in both of his two letters published on March 1st, 1889, in the Spokane Falls Chronicle and … Continue reading

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Wallace and Wallace — part 4(c)

As already noted, the scrip handed out to mixed-blood Sioux was exchangeable for land claims both inside the Sioux Half Breed Tract – which land reverted to the public domain with the July 17, 1854 act – or elsewhere in Minnesota … Continue reading

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Wallace and Wallace — part 4(b)

The federal act exchanging the Half Breed Tract for grants of scrip to eligible mixed-blood Sioux passed into law on July 17, 1854.  Yet, many months would pass before actual scrip certificates were distributed to eligible recipients.  A survey had … Continue reading

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