Journey the backroads of the Blackfeet Reservation to expand your understanding of the heritage and geography of the Blackfeet people. The sites along this scenic route reflect the rich and varied history of the Blackfeet people. The trail provides an opportunity to view the Great Plains where they meet the Rocky Mountains, much as it might have been seen in long-ago days.
The original scenic “Blackfeet Trail Tour”, defined by its historic roadside markers, was laid out as a cooperative community effort the Museum of the Plains Indian and the Browning Lions Club. The signs have been recently updated by the Blackfeet Planning and Development Department.
This specific part of the Blackfeet Reservation is one of the last surviving regions where one can imaginatively recreate the west of a century or more ago.
Each of the historic sites on the Blackfeet Trail Tour can be appreciated year-round, depending on the weather.
Here, one can view in the mind’s eye the immense herds of buffalo, the oceans of grass, the endless vistas of foothills and coulees, the tree bordered streams, the Indian Camps, Sun Dances, and buffalo drives.
It was in this country, Blackfeet Country, that the Blackfeet truly felt at home. They ~ and those who came later adapted themselves and the patterns of life to this vast region of sky and prairie.
It is hoped that the modern traveler will experience some of the rich history and culture of the people while following the “Blackfeet Trail.”