Montana Local Customs

  • The Fallen on Last Stand Hill
    The Fallen on Last Stand Hill
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  • Fallen of Keogh's Company
    Fallen of Keogh's Company
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  • Men who fell in Benteen's counterattack
    Men who fell in Benteen's counterattack
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Montana Local Customs

  • Helena's Farmers Market

    Helena Local Customs

    Helena is a state capital but in many ways it is still a small town. It definitely has a small town feel. One place to experience that feeling is at the Helena Farmers' Market. The market is the place to go to find fresh Montana grown fruits and vegetables, other farm fresh products and original Montana arts and crafts, and more. The market is...

  • Meet the Locals

    Fort Peck Local Customs

    As I travel I always like to meet the locals (even if they are transplants who are NEW locals). The rangers are very helpful here and can arrange for tours of the dam or the power plant. It is especially nice to meet them when they are as pretty as Ranger Emily.

  • Meet the Locals

    Fort Belknap Agency Local Customs

    One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to meet the locals. As I was walking around Horse Capture Park (which was named for George Horse Capture a Gros Ventre Indian, who was an anthropologist, a museum curator, and an author) in Fort Belknap Agency, I heard a friendly voice saying "Hey man, you a tourist?". I turned to see a tall...

  • Selfie Spots

    Helena Local Customs

    Like many other cities in America, Helena is taking advantage of the “selfie” craze by placing this symbols denoting the perfect spot to take a selfie with some attraction in the background. In this case a temporary exhibit in the Montana History Museum. Sorry no selfie included; I prefer taking the picture to being in them.

  • Montana is very casual. ...

    Montana is very casual. Missoula is the most liberal of all Montana cities. It has a university with many International students. 99% of the population is very friendly and nice to all people and races. It is one of the safest places to visit in the world. It is also one of the most beautiful small cities.

  • Montana is mostly farming and...

    Montana is mostly farming and ranching but has turned to tourism recently. Don't be surprised if you find very few Enviromentalists or Vegetarians. The ones you do meet are mostly 'Imports' (non-native Montanans(not born here to a native family or have lived here less than 30 years))

  • Montanans are generally a...

    Montanans are generally a very friendly bunch of folks. They arent very politically correct and do believe in minding their own business. There is sort of an unspoken motto in Montana. ' Dont bother me and I wont bother you.'

  • Don't think you are right to...

    Don't think you are right to raise in your arms a little Indian girl who was crying after being fallen down of her van during a parade...I heartly would like to know and I wish someone on VT could help me to understand if I offended any Indian tradition... maybe touching the dress she had on, maybe sacred... but she was on the floor crying with...

  • Dumb Montana LawsSeven or more...

    Dumb Montana LawsSeven or more indians are considered a raiding or war party and it is legal to shoot them. (Repealed)In Montana, it is illegal for married women to go fishing alone on Sundays, and illegal for unmarried women to fish alone at all.It is a misdemeanor to show movies that depict acts of felonious crime.It is a felony for a wife to...

  • Just like any other American...

    Just like any other American state, except that Montana is cleaner than most. Still fresh and natural. Breathe......

  • Don't be in a hurry. ...

    Don't be in a hurry. Montanans are very friendly but figure you are here to relax, so SLOW DOWN! It is rude to ask a rancher the size of his spread or the number of cattle he runs. Leave your ego at home--no one will be impressed with who you are.

  • Montana has many indigenous...

    Montana has many indigenous tribes who live here. Shown here: a local tribe of Blackfeet Indians perform a ceremonial dance for tourists at Glacier Park Lodge.

  • Montana has a number of Indian...

    Montana has a number of Indian Reservations and they offer a great way to learn about the culture of the indigenous people of the area. The Museum of the Plains Indians in Browning, Montana, near Glacier National Park is very worthwhile.

  • Helena has an excellent...

    Helena has an excellent system for careing for her homeless. While living there I knew there were homeless, but they all had a warm bed, a shower, and a hot meal every night it seemed because Montana winters are harsh and no place for the homeless. habitat for Humanity must have done one very good job!

  • Be very quiet around the...

    Be very quiet around the bighorn sheep. Even a slight paddlestroke to get a closer view can disturb them.


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