Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

History & Culture in Glacier

History

From prehistoric days to the present, the area's claim to fame has been its beauty and its trade routes. The American Indians knew the region's passes and trails and used them to journey from one hunting ground to another. The eastern prairies of Montana and Alberta ...

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American Indians Today

The American Indian tribes of Montana and Alberta actively maintain their ancient cultures and traditions while finding ways to keep in step with today's society. The Blackfeet Nation in Montana borders nearly all of eastern Glacier National Park, while the Blood Indian Reserve in Canada lies east of Waterton Lakes ...

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First Superintendent

One notable person to visit the Waterton Lakes area was John George "Kootenai" Brown. Born in Ireland in 1839, Brown served with the British Army in India before coming to North America. Well-spoken and educated, Brown first saw Waterton in 1865 after traveling over the South Kootenay Pass. At ...

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