If you would like to know more information about any of the projects or information on this website please feel free to contact us via email. In addition, if you know of any Chinese sites or historical references regarding Chinese in Montana, please direct your queries to Chris Merritt or Dr. Kelly Dixon.
Cedar Creek Chinese
In 1995, the United States Forest Service (USFS) conducted archaeological survey and excavation in the Cedar Creek drainage of Western Montana. They were attempting to prove the Chinese presence in two archaeological sites, and to find information on the life of that population. Initial analysis did not illuminate much into the Chinese lives of this area, and the artifacts remained curated at the Lolo National Forest Supervisor’s Office. During the spring of 2007, archaeologists from the University of Montana (UM) reanalyzed these artifacts, and uncovered fascinating information about the Cedar Creek Chinese population. UM and the USFS plan to conduct additional work at these sites as part of Chris Merritt’s Doctoral Dissertation research through UM.
Download Cedar Creek Chinese Poster (pdf)
Created by Kassy French, Univeristy of Montana