Wood Mountain Trail Historical Marker


Scobey 59263,Northeast Montana,Daniels County

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Location: Rte. 13, S. of Scobey

This Indian trail extended from the Yellowstone River past this point to the Wood Mountains in Canada. It was used for decades by the Sioux and the Assiniboine tribes in pursuit of the migrating buffalo. Also stalking this meat staple on the hoof were the Metis, a French Canadian band of Indians who used the trail. In the 1800s fur hunters and trappers made continual use of the passage and at the turn of the century, settlers and homesteaders followed. It was over this trail in July of 1891 that Sitting Bull and his Sioux warriors were escorted from Canada by Canadian Mounties and Jean Louis Le Gare, the man responsible for Sitting Bull’s surrender at Fort Buford.

Scobey, Montana, was named for Major Scobey who served at Fort Buford and. later worked with the Indian Bureau on the Fort Peck Reservation


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