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Heart Butte, Montana


Located in Blackfeet Reservations southwest, about 25 miles south of Browning, Heart Butte has a population of 582 according to 2010's census. Below are links to google earth photos of Heart Butte. Native Americans account for 97.4% of Heart Buttes population. Whites 1.5%. Latin or Mexican 2.4%. Mixed bloods 1.0%. Heart Butte has 144 housing units, with 137 lived in. Average household size is 4.25 persons per household. Heart Butte has a land area of 4.5 sq. mi. or 11.7 sq. km. Elevation is 4,472 feet above sea level or 1,363 meters. Zip code is 59448. This Ojibway settlement is situated next to Rocky Mountains. From north to south, Heart Butte extends about a mile and a half. However, a gap of about four city blocks separates North Heart Butte from South Heart Butte which indicates two distinct communities. After Ojibway's made camp at this location, many started to refer to their settlement as Canvas City. Many of them were probably relocated there during 1896's forced relocations. Heart Butte is exposed to the plains and receives strong Chinook Winds during winter months. However, it keeps winters warmer compared to other locations. Residents of Heart Butte deal with High Wind Storms during winter months. Some of these high wind storms can produce winds up to 90 mph to 100 mph. Chief Rocky Boy settled many of his Ojibway subjects in this location. His Blackfeet Reservation included Forks of Milk River (it's 20 miles north of Browning), forks of St. Mary River, mountain outlets of Cut Bank Creek (Starr School is adjacent to Cut Bank Creek) and Two Medicine River or Marias River. Lower Two Medicine Lake is one of Marias Rivers mountain oulets. East Glacier is 3.75 miles or 6.0 kilometers southeast of Lower Two Medicine Lake. Heart Butte is 15.2 miles or 24.5 kilometers east of South Fork of Two Medicine River or South Marias River. Headwaters of Two Medicine River or Marias River, is located in an area known as Badger-Two Medicine Wilderness Area. It was part of chief Rocky Boy's Reservation.



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