William Clark's Indian Offspring

Tzi-kal-tza

His Flathead (Salish) Son

Historic photo of tzi-kal-tza

This photo has been credited to William Henry Jackson, the pioneer artist and photographer. Courtesy Wisconsin Historical Society, Image ID 6541

Tzi-kal-tza, b. 1807. That name was given him about 1860 by Duncan McDonald.

Eugenia and Mary Clark

Clark's son

Unknown photographer. Courtesy Montana Historical Society Research Center Archives, Helena, No. 941-738.

Old Eugenia is kneeling in the foreground. Behind her on her right is Mary, daughter of Tzikaltza; at Mary's left is her daughter Eugenia Clark, grand-daughter of Tzi-kal-tza. The identities of the three men behind them are unknown.

Mary Clark

granddaughter of William Clark

lucy & mother

Montana Historical Society Research Center Archives, Helena, No. 941-739.

At left above is Mary Clark, believed to have been a granddaughter of William Clark. At right is William's great-granddaughter, Lucy. Between the two is Mary's husband.

Mary Clark

granddaughter of William Clark

Mary clark

Montana Historical Society Research Center Archives, Helena, No. 941-740.

Pictured above, at left, is Mary Clark, a grand daughter of Capt Clark and her husband Chocho-Min-Milth-Chi. The man in the derby hat is Joseph M. Dixon (1867-1934), a Quaker from North Carolina who moved to Missoula, Montana in 1891 and became a leader of the Progressive Party. He was the Governor of Montana from 1921 until 1925, and then served as the First Assistant Secretary of the U. S. Department of the Interior. In the latter capacity he was instrumental in developing water power on the south fork of the Flathead River, including an extensive and still viable network of water rights on the Flathead Indian Reservation.