The First Native American Ranger

By | October 24, 2016
From the Flathead Living

From the Flathead Living

Flathead Living has an article that begins…

Francis X. Guardipee may have been the first Native American in U.S. history to serve as national park ranger, but he wasn’t the first man to have a hard time crossing a Montana river. Big water humbles even great men.

On a spring day in the 1930s, Guardipee was trying to traverse the Middle Fork Flathead River in a cable tram at Nyack, one of four stations he manned during his stint as Glacier National Park ranger from 1932-1948. He was with his wife, Alma, who recounted the incident in a 1984 interview for the park’s oral history program, 14 years after her husband’s death.

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