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Blackfeet Territory

Browning Montana

Listing Type: Scenic Highway
City: Browning Montana
Region: Glacier Country

This inspiring land is home to Montana's largest Native American tribe; the Blackfeet Nation. The tribe's unique name is probably a result of moccasins painted or darkened with ashes. About 7,000 enrolled tribal members live on the Reservation. On these open plains just east of Glacier National Park, you can enjoy museums, historic sites, fishing and more.

On Highway 89, your first stop on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation is the town of Browning. Drop by the Museum of the Plains Indians to see the creative achievements of North American artists and crafts people.

While you're here, be sure to fish one of the Reservation's many lakes'among the best in the world for trout (tribal permit required). You might hook 10-pound rainbows, as well as browns and brookies.

After catching a few fish, catch Highway 2 and head toward Cut Bank. If you're a Lewis and Clark buff, you'll love this area. About 12 miles outside of Browning is Camp Disappointment, the northern most point of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Near Cut Bank, Two Medicine Fight Site is the location of the only Indian casualty of the journey. Cut Bank's Lewis and Clark Days include a parade, Lewis and Clark costume contest, and more. Also in Cut Bank, the Glacier County Historical Museum features the rich history of the area's oil and railroad industries; admission is free. Nearby, step back in time and visit one of the area's Hutterite colonies. Like the Amish, these people have formed self-sustaining old-world farm communities.

Directions: Blackfeet Scenic Drive features the northwestern area of Montana. Junction of US Highway 2 and Highway 89.

Blackfeet Territory
, Browning, MT 59417

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