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Bud Cheff

The beginning – Bud’s story

Vern E. ‘Bud’ Cheff, Sr. (1915 – 2011) and friend and mentor Eneas Conko (1874-1954). BUD’S STORY Bud Cheff Jr.’s ancestors first came to what is now Montana in the early-1800’s from Ontario, Canada.  His French and Iroquois grandparents settled on the Flathead Reservation in 1907, and became good friends with the tribal families that