Signed cdv of Indian Agent Major Peter Ronan. Scarce view of the revered agent to the Flathead Indians boldly signed on the front.
In good condition, with wear as shown in the photograph.
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"Death of Major Peter Ronan
Major Peter Ronan, who died at the Flathead Indian agency Sunday evening, was a of whom it is not to much to say that he enjoyed the good will of every citizen of Montana. He was a pioneer in this state--for thirty years Montana was his home. He was at Bannack when that old camp was made the capital of the territory, he followed the crowds to Alder gulch; he helped make the history of Virginia City. Associated with Martin McGinnis, he was one of the publishers of the Rocky Mountain Gazette in Helena.
During the administration of President Hayes, Major Ronan was appointed Indian agent at the Flathead reservation. His influence for good among the Indians was remarkable. His services were so signally succesful that, with the changing administration, he was retained in office. The Indians at the agency looked upon him as a wise counselor and as a friend that might always be trusted. His acquaintance throughout Montana was very wide, and he was held in highest esteem by every man who knew him, for his admirable traits of character. He was whithal an excellent citizen and in his death a useful life comes to a close.
Fergus County Argus, 31 Aug 1893"