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  •  There's a McDonald "clan" ... (6+ / 0-)

    ... in this part of Montana.

    They are descended from the very same McDonald family whose men were murdered by the Campbells in the 1700s.

    Some brothers and cousins took ship after the massacre and went to work for the Northwest Company of Canada trading furs.
    Their progeny are members of Pend d'Orielle, Nez Perce, and other upriver Salish Nations. There's a Mount McDonald (10,000+ feet) and famous McDonald Lake in Glacier Nat'l Park.

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    by MT Spaces on Mon Dec 26, 2011 at 08:04:57 PM PST

    •  Ah, Glencoe survivors. Have you ever heard the (7+ / 0-)

      song about the massacre?

      Oh cruel is the snow that sweeps Glencoe
      And covers the grave o' Donald
      And cruel was the foe that raped Glencoe
      And murdered the house o' MacDonald

      One of the only cloudy days we spent in Scotland was when we visited Glencoe.  The mists came seeping down the Glen and it felt filled with ghosts.

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      by Susan Grigsby on Mon Dec 26, 2011 at 08:10:40 PM PST

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      •  They weren't at Glencoe ... (7+ / 0-)

        ... but there was a price on their heads.
        (Unofficial, but real as a Mafia contract.)
        They fled as soon as they were able.

        The travails of the Scots in the XVIII Century are scary and depressing.

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        by MT Spaces on Mon Dec 26, 2011 at 08:18:49 PM PST

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