Newspaper clipping from the Spokesman Review covering a deadly flu on the Flathead Reservation.
Few Indians die of "Flu". - Of 2500 on flathead reservation 12 succumb. - There have been but 12 deaths among the 2500 Indians on the Flathead reservation, although there have been many cases of illness, according to Major Theodore Sharp, superintendent, who is in Missoula today. Major Sharp accounts for this surprising escape on the part of his charges by the fact that the Indians were hunting in the foothills when the epidemic attacked western Montana. On account of the fine weather of the fall, they remained out longer than usual, he said. Even those who were ill were not as ill as has been the case with their white neighbors, he added.
People:Major Theodore Sharp
Flathead Indian Reservation, MT