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Hi. My grandmother Sarah Mitchell Courchene and her husband Philip Courchene both worked at Ft Shaw after they graduated. They married there. I don't remember where the Ft Saw Band photo came from, but my grandparents are in the middle - my Grandma Sarah is to the left of the woman in the white dress. My grandfather Philip Courchene is behind her.. Sarah Mitchell was on the 1904 Ft Shaw basketball team that went to the World's Fair and won. I have also included her obit, it's hard to read, I'm sorry, it's a copy of a copy. But it mentions she was at and worked at Ft Shaw and so did my grandfather. Thank you for listening. Therese Holden Sain. We also heard that my mother Rosemary Courchene was born at Ft Shaw in Sun River in 1909. Shortly after they all moved to Wolf Point MT.
1904 World Champion
Fort Shaw Indian School
Girls Champion Basketball Team
Descendants in Attendance
October 1, 2018
Sun River Valley Historical Society
Today we were honored by these descendants who were in attendance to make presentation to our Society of the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center plaque honoring the 2013 induction of the 1904 World Champion Fort Shaw Indian School Girls Basketball Team..
See photos of descendants on "October, 2018 Meeting" page in menu above. The photos will be transferred to this page when ID's are confirmed and time allows.
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