Blackfeet Trail Tour
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.
The original tour, Sites 1 through 15 on the map (PDF-1.5MB), is a 70 mile drive by private auto on mostly paved roads.
This particular route was chosen because its successive sites reflect the rich and varied history of the Blackfeet people.
The trail provides an opportunity to view the Great Plains as it existed in former days.
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.
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.”