The Backbone of the World

Melting snow across the eastern front of the Montana Rocky Mountains in Glacier National Park expose the jagged peaks of these majestic ranges. Above the South Fork of the Milk River on the First Nations Blackfeet Reservation, this scene dramatically illustrates why this long range of mountains was called the “Backbone of the World” by the Blackfeet; From Going-to-the-Sun Mountain on the far left to the sacred Chief Mountain (called Nínaiistáko by the Blackfeet) jutting upwards on the far right.

12″ x 43″ | 18″ x 64″ | 24″ x 86″