People Before The Park


By Sally Thompson, Kootenai Culture Committee and Pikunni Traditional Association.

Step out of a world governed by clocks and into the worldview of the Kootenai and Blackfeet peoples. For countless years, they made their seasonal rounds in the landscape that is now Glacier National Park. In People Before the Park, the Kootenai and Blackfeet tribes share their traditions-stories and legends, foodways and hunting techniques, games and spiritual beliefs. Readers will discover a new respect for the people who were at home in these mountains.

Softcover, 220 pages.

This was the March 2021 Glacier National Park Conservancy Book Club selection.  Watch the Zoom book club discussion with author Sally Thompson here.