Indian Country Historical Marker


Jordan ,Northeast Montana

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Historical Markers/Interpretive SignHistoric Sites
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Until the early 1880s, this portion of Montana was a wild unsettled country where roving parties of Sioux, Crow, and Assiniboine Indians hunted buffalo and clashed in tribal warfare. Sitting Bull’s band of Hunkpapa Sioux frequently ranged through here and except for a few 

With the coming of the Texas trail herds, the buffalo were slaughtered to clear the range for beef critters, and the cattle kings held sway for many years.

In 1910 the first wave of homesteaders surged in and the open range dwindled before their fences and plowed fields. The glamour of the frontier days is gone.

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