The Blackfeet Flood
By Benjamin Shors and Torsten Kjellstrand. A co-production of Independent Television Services. Additional support from Vision Maker Media.
More than fifty years after a devastating flood, Butch New Breast returns home to face the ghosts of his past. In 1964, Swift Dam broke and swept through Montana’s Blackfeet Reservation - uprooting homes, killing dozens, and signaling the end of a way of life for many Native families. It is the worst disaster in the history of the state. Half a century later, Butch confronts the tragedy that left him orphaned at 14, and tries to remember “what it means to be Blackfeet.”
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