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Mary Lake in Glacier National Park. The largest reservoir in the state is Fort Peck Reservoir on the Missouri river, which is contained by the second largest earthen dam and largest hydraulically filled dam in the world.
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Various indigenous peoples lived in naed territory of the present-day state of Montana for thousands of years. Historic tribes encountered by Europeans and settlers from the United States included the Crow in the south-central area; the Cheyenne in the very southeast; the BlackfeetAssiniboine and Gros Ventres in the central and north-central area; and the Kootenai and Salish in the west.
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The first permanent settlement by Euro-Americans in what today is Montana was St. Mary's near present-day Stevensville. The first gold discovered in Montana was at Gold Creek near present-day Garrison in birls A series of major mining discoveries in the western third of the state starting Harlem Montana girls naked found gold, silver, copper, lead, coal and later oil that attracted tens of thousands of miners to the area.
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Before the creation of Montana Territory —various parts Harlem Montana girls naked what is now Montana were parts of Oregon Territory —Washington Territory —Idaho Territory —and Dakota Territory — The first territorial capital was at Bannack. The first territorial governor was Sidney Edgerton. The capital moved to Virginia City in and to Helena in Inthe non-Indian population of Montana Territory was 20, As white settlers began populating Montana Harlem Montana girls naked the s through the s, disputes with Native Americans ensued, primarily over land ownership and control.
InWashington Territorial Governor Isaac Stevens negotiated the Hellgate treaty between the United States Government and the SalishPend d'Oreilleand the Kootenai people of western Montana, which established boundaries for the tribal nations. The treaty was ratified in More than a dozen additional military outposts were established in the state.
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Indian survivors who had signed treaties were generally required to move onto reservations. Mature swinger couples Exmouth with these conflicts, bisona keystone species and the primary protein source that Native people had survived on for centuries were being destroyed. Some estimates say there were over 13 million bison in Montana in Cattle ranching has been central to Montana's history and economy since Johnny Grant began wintering cattle in the Deer Lodge Valley in the s and traded cattle fattened in fertile Montana valleys with emigrants on the Oregon Trail.
Davis started a major open range cattle operation in Fergus County in Operated by the National Park Serviceit is a 1,acre 7. However, the railroad played a major role in sparking tensions with Native American tribes in the s.
Jay Cookethe NPR president launched major surveys into the Yellowstone valley inand which were challenged forcefully by the Sioux under chief Sitting Bull.
These clashes, in part, contributed to the Panic ofa financial crisis that delayed construction of the railroad into Montana.