Missoula to Spokane: Flathead River Country
Native Americans have lived in Montana for more than 14,000 years, based on archaeological findings. The Bitteroot Salish came from the West Coast, whereas the Kootenai lived mostly in the interior of present-day Idaho, Montana, and Canada. The Kootenai left artifacts in prehistoric time.
|An ice fog covers the trees and landscape along HWY 200.|
|The rail route twists and curves along the Flathead River.|
|The Flathead River joins the Clark Fork River.|
|Fences built to block long horn sheep crossing to the river for water.|
be strong, be safe, Carlan