Visitors to Glacier National Park that are interested in the surrounding Native American culture can take advantage of an inspirational tour operating with four departure dates from the end of June through mid-August. This all-inclusive 6 night/7 day tour explores Northern Plains Indian culture during a scenic excursion through the beautiful Rocky Mountains. You’ll visit Blackfeet, Northern Piegan, Blood and Kootenai-Salish communities in the U.S. and Canada. Along the way you’ll attend a powwow, visit historical tipi encampments, sun dance sites, pishkuns and the World Heritage Site of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. The Rocky Mountain landscape shaped the Blackfeet communication about travel, natural resources, creating and moral direction. You’ll create your own impressions as you walk, river raft and explore the magnificent land that has influenced human culture across time.
Participants will gain a full perspective of the historical and cultural foundations of contemporary dynamics and subjects in the Indian County. You will attend North Amerian Indian Days in July or the Heart Butte powwow in August, gatherings full of colorful dancing and drumming. These are both authentic tribal celebrations, not tourist events. You will marvel at the scenery of Glacier National Park, enjoy a Class II-III whitewater raft trip on the beautiful Flathead River and enjoy spectacular sightseeing on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. A visit to Fort McLeod in Alberta, Canada allows for exploration of the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump provincial museum on the Blackfeet Nation homeland reserves.
This tour includes all ground transportation, site fees, guide services, lodging, meals and group activities. Call Linda or Rhonda at 1-800-975-7775 or email us at [email protected] for departure dates and availability for this distinctive Native American cultural tour. TMI Tours is your expert for unique travel experience in the Pacific Northwest.