Webb Pepion, a 94-year-old rancher near Birch Creek, lost his house and cattle herd in the flood. He stayed in a tent with his family the next winter, and then rebuilt his life in the country.
Their grandfather saved them from the flooding Two Medicine River. But the flood of 1964 changed these cousins in ways they never imagined.
The Blackfeet Flood mobile app is available for both iPhones and Androids. The free app allows you to watch the videos, travel the route of the flood stories, and share your own story. Simply search the store for “Blackfeet 1964” or follow these links:
Naomi “Omi” Crawford remembers the collapse of Swift Dam on Birch Creek and the loss of her cousin, Ethel, and Ethel’s husband and daughter.