May 29, 2009

Blackfeet tours of Glacier

Tribal culture lights up Sun Tours

By Jessica GrayTravelers looking for insights into Glacier National Park's ancient cultural past can find it among the many Native American influences in the park.

One option is to go on an interpretive tour over Going-to-the-Sun Road with Sun Tours. Sun Tours offers daily tours, which include a narrative on Glacier's natural features and the relevance to the Blackfeet Indian Nation in the past and the present. The Blackfeet call Glacier's landscape the "Backbone of the World." This tour shows you why.

The tours concentrate on the awe-inspiring landscape, as well as the seasonal changes to habitat, the various ecosystems, the glaciers, animals and the history of the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road. The interpretive guides are members of the Blackfeet Tribe who provide first-hand knowledge of tribal history, culture and lifestyle. The guides share spiritual and philosophical perspectives as well.
Comment:  Sounds like a tour I'd enjoy.

For more on the subject, see Native America Speaks at Glacier.

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