Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Following in Joe McDonald's footsteps

| June 27, 2024 12:00 AM

I appreciated very much the press coverage of the Fort Connah honoring of my cousin/brother Joe McDonald (Leader, June 20).

I regret that I was unable to attend the honoring as age-related health problems precluded me from attending.

Joe was a very humble man who rarely spoke, if ever, of his own accomplishments. Joe never spoke of his life and legacy. He was a man of integrity, honesty, and love.

I think it is important to follow in Joe’s footsteps in both the Indian and in non-Indian communities as a people of diversity and inclusion.

Joe and I were the last generation of our great-grandfather Angus McDonald. Angus was born in the Highlands of Scotlands in 1816. He came to this country in1838 and died in1889.

He was historically important not only in Montana  but also to the entire Northwest. 

– Wyman J. McDonald