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Flathead Indian Reservation

Home to the Salish and Kootenai tribes, this 1.2-million-acre reservation is a fascinating historical site. Archaeological evidence indicates that Native Americans were here some 14,000 years ago, but it wasn’t until the 1700s that the Kootenai, Salish, and Pend d’Oreille shared common hunting grounds in this area. The people hunted bison, descendants of which you can see at the National Bison Range. When Catholic "Black Robes" arrived to convert the Indians, they built the St. Ignatius Mission.


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