Merewether Lewis and William Clark explored the area in
1805, and rumors about the riches of this land spread
east, mountain-men, gold prospectors, trappers and
traders soon followed.
Once home to huge herds of
buffalo, Montana is rich in American Indian lore, and
powerful names like Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Crow, Nez Perce
and Sioux come quickly to mind.
It was here in 1876, on the
Little Bighorn River, that the American Indians fought
their last great battle. Their land was lost and they
were scattered into the wind, but their legends live on
Home to over 40 mountain ranges
and the incomparable Glacier National Park, the vistas
here almost defy description.
This enormous state with vast
open plains is called the Big Sky Country, and if
ever a nickname fit, this is that time.
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