Clan MacIntyre occupied lands for almost six centuries at Glen Noe, Loch Etive until shortly after 1800. The tenure by which they held these lands, from Clan Campbell of Glenorchy (afterwards of Breadalbane), was an annual payment in summer of a snowball and a white fatted calf.
The snowball could easily be secured at the back of Cruachan (a mountain near Loch Awe). The MacIntyres always kept a number of white cattle, so a white calf was no problem. Shortly after the turn of the century, the rental currency was converted to money.
Members of this branch of Clan MacIntyre, known for centuries as the principal family of Clan MacIntyre, then emigrated to America.