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Rising Wolf Mountain: Montana ( 4 Views )

Rising Wolf Mountain (9,513 feet (2,900 m)) is located in the Lewis Range, Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana The peak is in the southeastern section of the park and rises dramatically above the Two Medicine region and more than 4,450 feet (1,360 m) above Two Medicine Lake immediately to the south. The Blackfeet consider the Two Medicine region of the park to be sacred ground and their name for the peak, "Mahkuyi-opuahsin", meaning, The way the wolf gets up, was later translated to the current name of the mountain.

Rising Wolf Mountain was named after Hugh Monroe, a fur trader who lived with the Pikunis who gave him the name Rising Wolf he was the first white man to live with the Blackfeet Indians. The name is said to have been suggested by Monroe's habit of getting out of bed in the morning on his hands and knees.. After his death, his close friend and author James Willard Schultz named the peak after Monroe.

( The Pikuni are a Native American Group. They are part of the 'Blackfeet', a group who lived in the prairie areas of Montana. The area where the Pikuni lived bordered the Canadian and American Rocky Mountains. Other Blackfoot groups included the Nehiyawak, the Siksika, and others.)


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Taken on July 17, 2011