Category: American Indian

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Guided Summer Activities in Western Montana

With more than 22,000 square miles, there’s a lot of ground—and water—to cover in Western Montana’s Glacier Country. Our advice? Go with a guide. A guided tour ensures a more memorable adventure, regardless of your experience level. That’s why we recommend leaving everything to the experts—the professional, friendly guides in Glacier Country are ready to lead the […]

May 20, 2024

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The Top 10 Things to Do Near Glacier National Park

We all know that Montana’s Glacier National Park is amazing. It just is. I mean, does it get much better than 1 million acres of glacial-carved terrain, the epic Going-to-the-Sun Road and the feeling you get just being in Glacier National Park? Maybe not. But I’m here to tell you, it gets pretty darn close.

May 13, 2024

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Wildflower Season in Western Montana

Here’s a little something you may not know about us. In Western Montana, one of our best features is the wonder of our wildflower blooms. Just when you thought we couldn’t be any more jaw-dropping, these miniature miracles of nature brave cold nights and dramatic spring weather to sprout their way up into Montana’s landscape in a striking display of beauty. During our heavenly warm season, our mountain woodlands, prairie grasslands, foothills and alpine meadows are sprinkled with the splendor of nature’s loveliest and most colorful artwork. Montana’s rich flora thrives in several different ecosystems, drawing wildflower aficionados, visitors and locals alike on a quest for the carpet of color or the elusive stem hidden high on an alpine ridgeline.

May 6, 2024

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31 of the Best Photo Ops in Western Montana

Western Montana’s Glacier Country is filled to the brim with amazing scenery and picture-perfect backdrops. From the glacier-carved peaks of Glacier National Park in the north to the Old West town of Darby in the south, Montana is chockful of awe-inspiring views. Taking pictures is a key part of vacationing, and to help you snag some of […]

February 26, 2024

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Glacier Country Holiday Gift Guide: Local Shops and Unique Gifts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and with the holiday season comes gift giving—a tradition we love. We’ve made it easy for you by compiling a list of some of our favorite local shops and markets in Western Montana, as well as some unique finds. A Montana-made treasure makes the perfect gift, and […]

6 Ways to Recognize Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, and here in Glacier Country—the traditional, ancestral territory of the Amskapi Piikani, Kootenai, Séliš, and Ql̓ispé people—we honor the significant contributions, unique traditions and diverse cultures of the tribes and Indigenous people who live here today. Here’s how you can, too.    1. Visit an Indian Reservation Montana is home […]

University of Montana Family Weekend Itinerary

The crisp autumn air, a canopy of fall foliage and the spirited energy of a bustling campus are a few reasons why parents enjoy Family Weekend at the University of Montana in Missoula. From October 27 to 29, 2023, this weekend will offer a perfect blend of bonding, exploration and immersion into Grizzly pride. Whether […]

Ways to Engage with Blackfeet Culture in Glacier Country

By Valerie Stimac, Valismag.com  Part of why I love to travel is to experience other cultures, but it’s surprising how hard it has been for me to find great opportunities to learn about Native American cultures while exploring the American West. This is changing thanks to both traveler interest and government support for Native American tribes […]

North American Indian Days and the Blackfeet Nation

The Blackfeet have occupied the Rocky Mountain region for thousands of years and are made up of four bands—North Piegan, South Piegan, Blood and Siksika, though members of the Blackfeet Nation in the U.S. primarily descend from the South Piegan. Every year during the second week in July, the Blackfeet Tribe celebrates North American Indian […]

Bison Reintroduction to the Tribal Nations in Western Montana

The American bison has long been one of the most important animals in American Indian cultures. Tribes have relied on the majestic bison for thousands of years, using every part of the animal for survival and welfare, including meat for food, bones and horns for tools, and hide for clothing and shelter, as well as […]

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Guided Summer Activities in Western Montana

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The Top 10 Things to Do Near Glacier National Park

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Wildflower Season in Western Montana

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Big Water Means Big Adventure in Western Montana

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