Local, USA: The Blackfeet Flood

Airs Monday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m.  Encore airings on Monday, Nov. 25 at 11 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 1 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 29 at 2 & 8 a.m.


In 1964, Swift Dam broke and swept through Montana’s Blackfeet Reservation — uprooting homes, killing 31 people, and signaling the end of a way of life for many traditional families. Fifty years after the worst natural disaster in the state’s history, a Blackfeet man named Butch returns home to confront the tragedy that left him an orphan at 14, and to try to remember “what it means to be Blackfeet.”

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