Glacier National Park Information


Squaw Mountain
(Dancing Lady Mountain)
Glacier Park

A descriptive name given because of a high block of stone that stands on the eastern slope of the mountain, the "Old Squaw," resembling an Indian woman wearing a shawl or blanket. Tom Dawson states that the old Indian legend tells how the women went up on high points to serve as lookouts and signal when the men were on a buffalo hunt, and the rock of Squaw Mountain is symbolic of the Blackfeet woman waiting with infinite patience for the return of the buffalo. It has been proposed that the name be changed to Dancing Lady Mountain, some have taken offence recently to the use of the word Squaw.

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Squaw Mountain, written by Verna Parks.