The high plains of Washington, Idaho,
Montana and Alberta are home to the Blackfeet (Peigan) people,
and others. This is a land of hulky mountains and crystal,
chilling water; a land where the bison and the bear and the people
manage to exist with modern society. It is country where the
mountains seem to grow out of the tall prairie grass.
Dominating this area of many peoples,
including the Flathead and the Kooteni, is a place that George Bird
Grinell (co-founder of the Audubon Society) dubbed the "Crown of
the Continent" back in 1908. There is a place up here in the
mountains where a drop of rain, depending on where it splashes
down, will become a part of the Columbia, Mississippi, or Saskatchewan
In 1910, this home of the Blackfeet people became Glacier National
This short photo essay
will give you some insights into the lands of the Blackfeet people
today, and that of their neighbors to the east...the Flathead people and
the Couer D'Alene.
views of the lands that many call home.
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