Tongue River (Montana)

Tongue River (Montana)

The Tongue River (Assiniboine: Tacéži wakpá ) is a tributary of the Yellowstone River, approximately 265 mi (426 km) long, in the U.S. states of Wyoming and Montana. The Tongue rises in Wyoming in the Big Horn Mountains, flows through northern Wyoming and southeastern Montana and empties into the Yellowstone River at Miles City, Montana. Most of the course of the river is through the beautiful and varied landscapes of eastern Montana, including the Tongue River Canyon, the Tongue River breaks, the pine hills of southern Montana, and the buttes and grasslands that were formerly the home of vast migratory herds of American Bison. The Tongue River watershed encompasses parts of the Cheyenne and Crow Reservations. The Headwaters lie on the Big Horn National Forest, and the watershed encompasses the Ashland Ranger District of the Custer National Forest.

The river's name corresponds to Cheyenne /vetanoveo'he/, where /vetanove/ means "tongue" and /o'he'e/ means "river".

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Tongue River (Montana) - Literary References
... Otter Creek and Goose Creek, tributaries of the Tongue are the location of Sam Morton's historical novel, "Where the RiversRun North" ... during the era of prohibition, who worked at the underground coal mines in the TongueRiver valley, a few miles north of Sheridan ... The TongueRiver valley and surrounding area is the setting for "A Bride Goes West", an autobiography of Nannie Alderson, which relates her life as a ranch wife ...

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