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Frozen In History


Climbing to the crest of a rocky outcrop in the Breaks—the long stretch of scraggly badlands, cliffs, and forested gullies that hug that shores of the Missouri River in eastern Montana—rewards you with a stunning view of the waterway that helped shape the character and vitality of America. In the words of journalist Charles Kuralt, “Rivers run through our history and folklore, and link us as a people. They nourish and refresh us and provide a home for dazzling varieties of fish and wildlife and trees and plants of every sort.”

As we work together to build American Prairie, visiting this iconic river throughout the year is a poignant reminder of all the natural and cultural legacies that are at the heart of this region.

Photo by Morgan Cardiff / Rhys Morgan Images