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Tobacco Plains First Nation

The Tobacco Plains Indian Reserve is a Ktunaxa Nation communit y on 10,600 acres in Southeastern BC along the USA border of Montana

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The Ktunaxa people have lived on the lands adjacent to the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers and the Arrow Lakes of British Columbia for more than 10,000 years. Their traditional territory extends approximately 70,000 square kilometers within the Kootenay region of BC (southeastern corner) and also included areas in Alberta, Montana, Washington and Idaho.The Ktunaxa people travelled within the territory according to the seasons and availability of food.

When the Europeans settled in the Kootenay region, around the 1800s, the Indian Reserves were created and lead to the present Indian Bands. There are seven bands within the nation that can be found in the traditional territory.

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