Welcome to Blackfeet Country, East Glacier and the Rocky Mountain Front. In this web site you will find an easy guide to Activities, Museums and Galleries, Restaurants, Services, and Shopping in the area. As well as locations, phone numbers, menus and events at local businesses. The web site also contains a calendar of events for upcoming cultural celebrations, events, classes and other activities in the Blackfeet area.
The Blackfeet Nation is a federally recognized tribe in Northwest Montana. The Blackfeet Reservation lies directly adjacent to Glacier National Park. The towns of Babb, East Glacier, and St. Mary’s are on the west side of the reservation and are the east gateways to Glacier National Park. Each town has many services to offer and great shopping.
The Town of Browning is the main town of the Blackfeet people and is centrally located on the reservation, 13 miles east of what the Blackfeet call the “Backbone of the World”, the magnificent Rockies. Browning is the largest community on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. The 1.5-million acre Reservation includes most of Glacier County and is home to about 8,600 members of the Blackfeet Nation, the largest tribe in Montana. It is connected to the world by two major highways, U.S. 2 and U.S. 89. There are many shops that carry local artist and craftsmen’s’ work and great restaurants. Major uses of the land include ranching and farming, with the principle crops being wheat, barley and hay. Blackfeet Country is the last encampment of a proud and mighty people often referred to as “The Lords of the Great Plains”.
The area is well known for the limitless assortment of opportunities they offer to outdoor recreationalists. Hunting and fishing compete with golf, camping, hiking, rodeos, and two annual native celebrations during the summer and fall seasons; snowmobiling, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing dominate the winter months. There are eight major lakes and 175 miles of fishing streams; Blackfeet Tribal permits are required on Reservation lands, the book contains contact information to obtain fishing and conservation permits.