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Stories Of The Kootenai And Blackfeet People Before Glacier National Park

Step out of a world governed by clocks and calendars and into the world of the Kootenai and Blackfeet peoples, whose traditional territories included the area that is now Glacier National Park.

In this book, the Kootenai and Blackfeet tribes share their traditions—stories and legends, foodways and hunting techniques, games and spiritual beliefs. Readers will discover a new respect for the people who were at home in the Crown of the Continent, all around the seasons.

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Credit E. S. Curtis, photographer / Library of Congress
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Library of Congress
Kootenai duck hunter, 1910

People Before The Park, written by Sally Thompson, Kootenai Culture Committee, and Pikunni Traditional Association, is available in area book stores and through the Montana Historical Society Press Web site.

Chérie Newman is an arts and humanities producer and on-air host for Montana Public Radio, and a freelance writer. Her weekly literary program, The Write Question, is broadcast on several public radio stations, and available online at PRX.org and MTPR.org.