Nínaiistáko ~ Chief Mountain
This towering formation is sacred to First Nations tribes. The Blackfoot people call the mountain “Nínaiistáko”. Tribal peoples travel from all across the North American Continent to hold sacred sweetgrass ceremonies, place prayer flags and conduct other religious rites at its base, or climb the mountain for ancient sacred ceremonies.
This scene is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains Lewis Range, on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, headquarters for the Siksikaitsitapi people in the United States. For the full story on this image visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly