Montana--[Flathead County]; Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); American bison farming; Michel Pablo
Michel Pablo looks over some of his bison, which were rounded up, sold, and shipped to the Canadian government between 1907 and 1912. Pablo and Charles Allard purchased ten bison. By 1907, the herd numbered over 700. Allard died in 1896 and the animals were divided among Allard's heirs and Pablo. With homesteading slated to begin in 1910, Pablo tried to sell his herd to the U.S. government, but Uncle Sam wasn't interested. When initial roundup attempts resulted in disappointing numbers, Pablo turned the roundup strategy over to Charles Allard, Jr.
North Lake County Public Library, Polson, Montana
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