Lane Shares a Touching Montana Women’s History Family Tribute
You've likely heard our friend Lane Nordlund on the radio or seen him on TV. He has the Western Ag Network TV reports, and he also does a "Montana Talks" Ag segment for us on the radio.
Lane shared a cool piece of his Montana family history in honor of Women's History Month.
As the world celebrates #internationalwomensday I wanted to highlight the first “Champions of the World” in women’s basketball. The 1904 Fort Shaw Indian Boarding School from Montana. My great-great grandmother Genevieve (Healy) Adams was on the team.
They became World Champions at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (more commonly known as the St. Louis World Fair) by defeating basketball teams from across the United States and world.
I can’t image what these teenage girls and all the children from the multiple Tribes across the state went through in the boarding school. What the boarding schools did to native culture and its children is unimaginable.