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Take Part in a Truly Traditional Native American Experience Like No Other

Montana 406 Outside Adventures works both with the Salish Kootenai of the Flathead Valley and The Blackfeet of Browning-East Glacier to offer unique experiences only available on the Indian Reservations. Far more than just your standard Pow Wow or reservation tour. We include adventures such as week-long traditional Native American camping where you learn how to set up teepees, participate in medicinal sweat lodges, traditional hunting and gathering techniques, cooking, fishing, meat curing, hide tanning, and foraging. Pick huckleberries, try your hand at bareback horseback riding, study the indigenous plants in the area, and a whole lot more.

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1:

  • Arrival at the reservation and check-in to the lodging.

  • Meet with a local guide and receive a cultural orientation on the history and traditions of the tribe.

  • Visit the reservation's cultural center and museum to learn more about the tribe's heritage.

  • Enjoy a traditional dinner and storytelling session with tribal members.

Day 2:

  • Wake up early and have breakfast.

  • Join a guided nature walk with a tribal member and learn about the medicinal plants and wildlife of the reservation.

  • Visit a local artisan and watch them create traditional crafts such as beadwork or pottery.

  • Attend a powwow or cultural event, featuring traditional dancing, drumming, and singing.

Day 3:

  • Wake up early and have breakfast.

  • Join a guided tour of the reservation's historical sites and landmarks, such as old trading posts and battlefields.

  • Visit a working ranch and learn about the tribe's cattle-raising traditions.

  • Participate in a cultural exchange activity, such as a language lesson or traditional cooking class.

Day 4:

  • Wake up early and have breakfast.

  • Join a guided fishing or hunting excursion with tribal members, learning about traditional methods and practices.

  • Visit a local school and interact with students, learning about the reservation's educational system and youth programs.

  • Attend a community gathering or feast, celebrating a significant event or holiday.

Day 5:

  • Wake up early and have breakfast.

  • Say goodbye to the tribal members and depart for home, with memories and experiences of the rich culture and traditions of the Native American reservation in Montana.

Note: The above itinerary is just an example and may vary depending on the specific tribe and location of the reservation. It's important to be respectful and mindful of the local customs and traditions, and to seek permission before taking photos or participating in certain activities.

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