When I was travelling to Saskatchewan through North Central Montana, I did some research on the area, and was immediately acutely aware of the Indigenous presence in Big Sky Country. Little known towns like Harlem, Cleveland and Chinook that were nothing more than a gas station/general store in most cases.
Off the beaten path, I found Bear Paw Battlefield. The site of the last war between our Government and the Native tribes, who were later forced to live on "Reservations" separated from the developing towns along the newly laid railroad tracks bringing more white settlers and immigrants from Europe and Scandinavia. I stood alone facing a giant field with only the sound of a mild Chinook wind blowing through the grasslands.