BUTTE, Mont. — Heartbreak, anger and confusion are spreading through the Blackfeet Reservation after vandals left multiple headstones destroyed.
Family members and loved ones arrived at the Willow Creek Cemetery Thursday morning to find that headstones had been pushed over and most of the photos in the stone were broken.
"This senseless act of vandalism borders on terrorism, creating trauma, heartbreak and psychological harm to the affected families and all good people of the Blackfeet Nation,” Chairman Tim Davis of the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council said. "The council will work with all law enforcement agencies to ensure the vandals are caught and brought to justice."
Glacier County, the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council and Willow Creek Cemetery are working to help families repair the damage, but police are having a hard time finding the responsible parties.
"We're still seeking information from the public," said Lt. Howard Lee of the Blackfeet Law Enforcement Service. "If they know anything, any information would be great. Right now, we don't have any leads, we're still just trying to get information."
As of right now, the community is putting up a reward for almost $2,000 that will be awarded to anyone who is able to help identify those involved.