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event Heart Butte Healing Celebration




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This annual four day celebration takes place the second week in August. Heart Butte is one of the oldest traditional communities of the Blackfeet Reservation. More than 60 houses are clustered around the old sub-agency, established about 1915. Many residents remain on the original allotments of their ancestors in the surrounding area. The community is justly proud of its school, built partially underground and located south of the town. Towering above to the west is the mountain known to the Blackfeet as Moskitsipahpi-istuki, Heart Butte.
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The Heart Butte Celebration is held 26 miles south of Browning. Getting to Heart Butte by road from MT (Montana) 89 entails either taking BIA Route 1 south out of Browning or turning off of MT (Montana) 89 onto Badger Creek Road or turning onto Birch Creek Road. The closest Interstates are I-90 running east-west through the southern part of Montana and I-15 running north-south 70 miles east of Browning. Glacier Park International Airport, Kalispell, is 100 miles to the west of Browning on Highway 2. Services include Big Sky Airlines, Delta Airlines, Horizon Airlines, Northwest Airlines and Holman Aviation (private charters). Great Falls International Airport is 125 miles to the southeast of Browning on Interstate 15. Great Falls International Airport is serviced by Big Sky Airlines, Delta Airlines, Horizon Airlines and Northwest Airlines.

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