National Geographic : 1920 Jun
486( THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE BLACKFEET INDIAN TEPEES ON THE SHORE OF ST. MARY'S LAKE, WITH RED EAGLE MOUNTAIN LOOMING IN THE BACKGROUND, GLACIER NATIONAL PARK: MONTANA (SEE PAGE 501) Not many years ago this region was the favorite hunting ground of the Blackfeet tribe. Copper was discovered here in 1890, and there was a great rush of prospectors. Six years later Congress bought the land from the Indians, but as a copper region it proved disappoint ing. In 1910 it was set aside as a national park. The variety and majesty of its scenery and its ready accessibility, owing to its situation adjacent to one of the great transcontinental railway lines, have resulted in its ever-increasing popularity with the American people.