About the Book
Warrior Athletes tells the story of ten prominent twentieth-century Salish and Kootenai Indian athletes from the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana:
Charles Allard Jr. was a University of Montana football star and the 1901 captain of the Grizzly football team.
Two Feathers, William Matt, and Henry Matt wrestled professionally in Montana and the Pacific Northwest from 1903 to 1905.
Nick Lassa played on the Carlisle Indian School football team in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, from 1914 to 1918. Between 1918 and 1921 he played football for the Haskell Indian Institute in Lawrence, Kansas, and was a member of the only all-Indian National Football League team from 1922 to 1923.
Jimmy Dupuis fought regular boxing matches in western Montana from 1930 to 1940.
Frenchy Roullier and Sam Clairmont were basketball stars at Ronan High School, Mount Saint Charles College, and western Montana independent basketball teams from 1925 to 1940.
Archie McDonald played football for the Haskell Indian Institute in Kansas and the Montana State University Grizzlies at Missoula from 1930 to 1939.
Marvin Camel was the only Native American two-time world boxing champion and boxed professionally from 1973 to 1990.
Robert Bigart is librarian emeritus at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana. Joseph McDonald is president emeritus at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana.