Look and listen for the array of waterfowl who call Kootenai River their home and highway. Mallard ducks, Canadian geese, and common mergansers are year long residents, nesting along the water’s edge. Watch for waterfowl close to the rivers edge . . . — — Map (db m100112) HM
The river is named for the Kootenai tribe that lived and hunted in this part of Montana and adjoining territory in Idaho and Canada. They were settled south of Flathead Lake in 1855 with the Salish on the Flathead Reservation.
They were . . . — — Map (db m71509) HM