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Founder of Fort Missoula, Nez Perce War Topic at MHS

Friday, September 2, 2016/Categories: Montana Historical Society/Tags:

Contact: Tom Cook 406-444-`645 Release: Receipt

TALK ON FOUNDER OF FORT MISSOULA AT MONTANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

                Captain Charles Rawn came to Montana in 1877 and was involved in some of the biggest historical events in the Bitterroot Valley.

                On Thursday (Sept. 15) Bob Brown, former director of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula,  will present a first person program on the life of Rawn from his involvement in the Civil War to his influence on the frontier infantry in the young territory of Montana.

                After founding Fort Missoula, Rawn became involved in the Nez Perce War including setting up what became known as Fort Fizzle to stop Chief Joseph and his tribe as well as the deadly battle with the Nez Perce at the Battle of the Big Hole.

                The first person program is based on Brown’s new book “Captain Rawn and the Frontier Infantry in Montana.”  The book is available in the MHS Museum Store, and Brown will be available to sign copies after the free program.     

 

 

 

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