Best 11 hot springs in and near Yellowstone National Park
Montana Beyond
by jermo6
3M ago
Are you looking for the best hot springs in or near Yellowstone National Park? If so, you’re in the right place. Yellowstone National Park features several hot springs inside the park boundaries. Plus, several other wonderful hot springs are within a 30-minute drive from the park. And within a 2.5-hour drive from the park, there are even more. Read on for a list of the eleven best hot springs in or near Yellowstone National Park. 11 hot springs in or near Yellowstone National Park Table of contents: Firehole River Swimming Area (MT) Boiling River (MT) Yellowstone Hot Springs (MT) Chico Hot S ..read more
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History of Yellowstone National Park [VIDEO]
Montana Beyond
by jermo6
3M ago
In the early 1800s, no one believed the stories of bursting geysers, bubbling mud pots, steaming vents, and rainbow-colored hot spring pools that mountain men like Jim Berger had allegedly seen when exploring the remote region of southwest Montana, northwest Wyoming. For most people, such things only existed in storybooks. However, when Hayden’s Geological Survey of 1871 explored Yellowstone and came back with photographic proof of the region’s otherworldly beauty, America was astonished. A year later, Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act, establishing the first ..read more
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Chinese Wall of Montana
Montana Beyond
by jermo6
3M ago
What is the Chinese Wall of Montana? The Chinese Wall is a limestone escarpment in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness that stands at an impressive 1,300 ft (396 m) tall and runs a seemingly endless 22 miles (35 m) north-south along the Continental Divide. The wall has a wave-like shape with a gentle slope down its west side and a vertical limestone wall on its east, forming the boundary between Flathead and Lewis & Clark Counties. Its highest elevation lies at Cliff Mountain (8,576 ft / 2,614 m). Due to its remote location, few people visit Montana’s Chinese Wall. Unmistakable in its beauty ..read more
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History of the Pend d’Oreille Tribe [CONDENSED]
Montana Beyond
by jermo6
3M ago
The Pend d’Oreille Tribe, whose modern name comes from the French, meaning “hangs from ears”, is one of the many Plateau Indian tribes that occupied the area from western Montana to the Cascade Range on the Pacific Coast for over 10,000 years. Living by the traditions of the Plateau Indians and the Great Plains Indians, the Pend d’Oreille lived in stationary huts, fished, and hunted a variety of game, but later adopted the teepee and hunted bison. Generally a peaceful tribe, their warring and raiding activity rose throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, as encroaching European settlers began o ..read more
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Discover the Fort Peck Indian Reservation – Past, present, tourism
Montana Beyond
by jermo6
4M ago
An expanse of over two million acres of land located in northeastern Montana occupies the rolling hills, prairie, and bluffs of Montana’s eastern plains. Established in 1888, the Fort Peck Indian Reservation is the territory of the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes. The name is derived from a former military outpost, hinting at its historical significance as a crossroads of culture, commerce, and conflict. With its grasslands and the meandering Missouri River, this region has been a pivotal backdrop for the bison hunts, fur trades, and tribal rituals that took place here for centuries before Europe ..read more
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History of the Assiniboine Tribe
Montana Beyond
by jermo6
4M ago
The Assiniboine Tribe was one of the most dominant tribes of the northern Great Plains. They were a founding member of the Iron Confederacy, a military and economic alliance among a handful of powerful tribes that was as resilient as its name suggests. They were one of the many Plains Indian Tribes that originated in the eastern regions of Canada around Hudson’s Bay and migrated west around the 17th century to the region around present-day Montana and Saskatchewan. In this article, discover the complete history of the Assiniboine Tribe. Discover their eventful story, from their origins near Hu ..read more
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Unveiling the Assiniboine tribe – Lifestyle, tradition, & culture
Montana Beyond
by jermo6
4M ago
They were one of the most powerful tribes of the northern Great Plains. They dominated the land around present-day Montana, Alberta, and Saskatchewan for thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers. The Assiniboine lived nomadically across the northern plains, following the migrations of the bison herds, and living in tipis. Their folklore tells of speaking animals and spider-like creatures whose adventures reveal morals for life. Their mythology speaks of birds that cast lighting from their beaks. In this article, we unveil the vibrant traditions and captivating culture of the ..read more
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Complete guide to the Flathead Indian Reservation – Past, present, tourism
Montana Beyond
by jermo6
4M ago
Did you know that the Flathead Indian Reservation is home to one of the two wild bison populations in Montana? These majestic animals roam freely on the National Bison Range, a wildlife refuge established in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt.  The Flathead Indian Reservation, located in western Montana on the Flathead River, is a 1.3 million-acre (533,000 ha) area where the Bitterroot Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d’Oreilles tribes reside. These tribes are also known as the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) of the Flathead Nation. The reservation was created th ..read more
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Montana receives $9 million in federal funding for wildlife crossings
Montana Beyond
by jermo6
5M ago
Montana is one of the states that will benefit from a new federal program that aims to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions and improve habitat connectivity. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced last week that it will award $110 million in grants to 17 projects across the country, including two in Montana. The Montana projects will receive a total of $9 million and will involve building wildlife crossing infrastructure along highways and other areas that are high-traffic areas for wildlife or places where officials are trying to protect the local ecology from wildlife traffic. The pro ..read more
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Helena Public Schools brings more Montana food to the table
Montana Beyond
by jermo6
5M ago
If you are a parent of a student in Helena Public Schools (HPS), you might have noticed some changes in the cafeteria menu lately. That’s because HPS is working hard to include more Montana-grown and raised food in their student meals, thanks to a $29,000 grant from the Montana Department of Agriculture. The grant has helped HPS connect schools with local farmers and ranchers, and increase the consumption of fresh, healthy, and locally produced food among students. The grant has allowed them to purchase more Montana bison, beef, potatoes, onions, lentils, and other vegetables, depending on the ..read more
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