Idaho Historical Society Chairman Martain Stinnett (Documentary Photo #ff342):
(The IHS refused to answer any more of my questions.)
|This record later became the bedrock history
of the to-be-created Idaho Historical Society. Unfortunately, these
pioneers' methodology was not the most reliable. The four-woman task
force dispersed to various sections of Idaho, talked to local patriarchs
and simply wrote down whatever they were told. Having a history was
more important than the accuracy of that history.
Until 1940, the Idaho Historical Society acknowledged the existence of a French-Canadian, raised by wolves and educated as an Indian medicine man, who lived on Table Rock in the 1840s.
According to records, he could douse for gold and silver, cure sick horses, and speak with animals.
Evidence at the site: none.