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Four Winds Indian Trading Post


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Today the Four Winds Trading Post is the longest operating trading post as well as the oldest in Montana!

Shop where the local Indians buy their supplies! A visit to our old-time store is a trip back in history. Beads, face paint, deer and moose hides, dance bells, real sinew and porcupine hair roaches (head dresses) are among the authentic goods found at Four Winds, the oldest continuously operated trading post in Montana!

The original log store was built in 1870 by Duncan McDonald and moved from nearby Ravalli to it's present location by Preston Miller over thirty years ago.

Find old and new books about local Indian history as well as about Duncan and his father, Angus, a famous local Hudson's Bay trader who built nearby Fort Connah. Today many of their relatives still trade in our store. Other Indian customers include Flathead, Kootenai, Pend d'Oreille, Blackfeet, Rocky Boy Cree, Shoshone and Canadian tribes ie. Cree, Blackfoot and Sarsi. Your purchases help us encourage and preserve their traditional arts and crafts.

Come visit us and our spectacular view of the Mission Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Indians call it the 'Backbone of the Word'.
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Mailing Address
PO Box 580
St Ignatius, MT 59865
All Year
Summer: Daily 10:00am - 6:00pm Winter: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Payment Methods
American Express, Cash, Discover, Master Card, Personal Check (In State), Travelers Checks, Visa
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Four Winds Indian Trading Post is located along Highway 93, three miles north of St. Ignatius.