Antoine Plante

d.c. February 15, 1890

Plante, Antoine, frontiersman (d.c. Feb. 15, 1890). Born probably in present Montana of a French father and Gros Ventre mother, he reached Fort Vancouver in 1827 and in 1830 was with Ogden of the Hudson's Bay Company in the Snake River country; he continued to trap for several years. Plante married a Pend d'Oreille woman and later a Flathead. he settled around Spokane, Washington, in the late 1840s, went to California for the gold rush, guided a Northern Pacific Railway survey party, engaged in various occupations in the northwest and in 1878 went to the Jocko Valley of Montana. He died near Arlee, Montana.


Jerome Peltier