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    Quote Originally Posted by Plainsscout View Post
    We all stopped in the next town and got on our knees and thanked Jesus for not killing us with a samsonite suitcase on an Indian reservation.
    Is getting killed by a suitcase on an indian reservation somehow worse than getting killed by a suitcase somewhere else?

    I will say this about Browning, my wife's bike broke down there, just outside of town at the junction of Highways 2 and 87. She called a local tow service, who responded promptly (about ten minutes) and brought a tilt bed with a winch to load the bike properly. We had reservations made west of the park and didn't want our weekend ruined, so they stored the bike indoors on a word and a handshake until I could come back to pick it up with my truck three days later. Total bill: $92. And they helped me load the bike on my truck.
    I'm sure there are a few MOA members who would have appreciated service so good in non-"ghettos".

    If you explore a little bit, you'll find the Museum of the Plains Indian there, and some fantastic Bob Scriver sculptures in the old mercantile.

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    They have the best July 4th pow-wow in the region, if that is what you are looking to attend.

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    "Is getting killed by a suitcase on an indian reservation somehow worse than getting killed by a suitcase somewhere else?"


    No I just thought it would be ironic. Especially if it were a samsonite suitcase.

    Was not meant as a slur and if you took it that way ---- you are way too sensitive.

    I live within six miles of and Indian reservation and grew up here. Have a bus load of Natives who are good friends. Don't attempt to label someone until you know them.


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    I was commenting on the getting killed part, as in: dead is dead, regardless of location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 108625 View Post
    Is getting killed by a suitcase on an indian reservation somehow worse than getting killed by a suitcase somewhere else?
    Not for the deceased, but yes for the family. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and FBI will treat it like a Federal case - because it is a federal case. I suspect the paperwork would be horrendous.

    Same goes in a National Park so don't get hit by a Samsonite in Glacier either - that would be my advice.
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    Dead is dead, but I think I would rather have my grand children say he was eaten by a bear in Glacier Park than say, a suitcase flew out of the back of a pickup and took him out.

    Dead is dead. But then there is the legend that lives on with those that follow.


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    all good info i live 60 km north of the us border and going to the sun highway is a favorite day ride of mine . i did end up in browning once typical reserve i remember a burned out broken jeep in every other yard always wanted to go back and look for parts but have not .
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    Browning

    Over the years, I've learned to trust my instincts, and when I'm standing at the pump there, filling up a German flashbike, I can feel the stares.

    I'm also advised by the locals to be very careful which bars to go into.
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    I would also recomend staying at Johnson's campground. You will be up on a little hill so you can overlook the valley in some places. The KOA is also a nice spot. Make sure you get there before 9:00 so you can have dinner at the best restaurant anywhere in GNP St. Mary's Cafe. Just across Hwy 2 from Johnson's. Best Pie anywhere in the world. You will have to wait in line, as it is become a little famous.

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