In 1895, the Blackfeet Nation
sold what is now Glacier National Park
to the U.S. Government for mineral exploration. They were confined to the territory east of the park in a reservation that was gradually reduced to its present size of about one and a half million acres. The area has produced considerable oil and gas, which provides the tribe with much of its income. The two major towns are Browning
and Cut Bank
. The latter is on the edge of the reservation and is not a thoroughly Indian community.