Heaven’s Peak and Lake McDonald in Winter
Lake McDonald is known by the First Nations Ktunaxa (a.k.a. Kootenai) Tribes People as Ya-kit Haqwilnamki (The Place Where They Dance). This is their traditional creation place, where the tribes all returned every winter to begin anew, the next yearly cycle of their lives. To the right, towering above the lake are the double peaks of MacPartland Mountain with Heaven’s Peak in the foreground.
Heavens Peak was called “Red Bird” by the Kootenai, and “Where God Lives” by the Blackfeet people. For the full story visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly