Montana Public Radio

Blackfeet Nation

In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North America. More than half of his men died violent deaths. The others survived starvation, madness, and greed to shape the destiny of a continent.

Listen as Peter Stark describes how the killing of a Blackfoot man by the Lewis and Clark expedition came back to haunt later fur trappers.

Andrew R. Graybill talks about and reads from The Red and The White: A Family Saga of the American West, in which he writes about Malcolm Clarke and the Blackfoot Nation of Montana.

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