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Central Montana is a crossroads of history - home to Native American cultures, explored by Lewis and Clark, and site of some of the earliest settlements in Montana. Several trails trace the paths of these historic events as they pass through Central Montana.
This trail follows the route taken by the expedition as they explored westward along the Missouri River.
This trail was carved by bootleggers and traders transporting illegal whiskey and goods.
This trail marks the sites of early settlements of traders who transported goods from Fort Benton to Canada.
The Nez Perce's long flight from the U.S. Army followed this trail from Oregon and Idaho.
The Blackfeet followed this trail from their northern hunting grounds to their southern winter encampments.
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